While there’s definitely a Kick-Ass reboot in the works, many fans are still hungry for more stories about Chloë Grace Moretz’s Hit-Girl (and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass, presumably). But according to Moretz, Kick-Ass 3 probably isn’t happening.
Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2. Photo: Universal
Even though director Matthew Vaughn recently expressed interest in a potential Hit-Girl spinoff film, Moretz explained during a recent talk at the Provincetown Film Festival that she felt ready to leave the character behind specifically because of how she was handled in Kick-Ass 2:
I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way. Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all.
As much as I love the character of Hit-Girl, I think she lives and survives in Kick-Ass, and I kind of want to keep her there. I kinda wanna keep everyone’s mind in Kick-Ass. So I don’t think there will be a Kick-Ass 3, at least I don’t think with Hit-Girl in it.
In the months leading up to Kick-Ass 2‘s release, a number of people – including Jim Carrey, who starred in the movie as Colonel Stars and Stripes – came out against the film’s brutal depiction of gun violence, in large part because of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012.
Soon after Kick-Ass 2 hit theatres, Moretz said that she would only consider coming back for a sequel if it presented a “logical” way to “fully wrap up the series”, but from the sounds of it, the studio has other plans and Moretz probably won’t be a part of them.