In an interview with Digital Spy, Chloe Moretz, who played Hit Girl in Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, explains that she's probably done playing the character, ending hope for a third movie in the franchise. Moretz blamed the second film's low box office take - it made just $60 million globally compared to $96 million for the first movie on a similar budget - on people pirating the movie.
"Sadly, I think I'm done with the character," Moretz said. "Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don't think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theatre.
"Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn't help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie - but because it didn't do so well, we can't make another one."
Moretz also discussed the sexualization of female superheroes, a hot topic nowadays with girls who kick the crap out of people (in real life or on film):
"Whenever there's a female superhero, it's always a more sexual plotline rather than seeing an actual character on screen. I don't think that's cool. I think it's rather sad," she said.
"I would love to change that. Hopefully, there will be some cool female superhero movies in the future. I hear there's a Wonder Woman movie coming up. Hopefully they won't sexualise Wonder Woman, too."
Yeah, good luck on that one with David Goyer at the helm. Finally, Moretz said she's always reading comics, looking out for future movie roles. You can see her in theaters now in the romantic drama If I Stay where she plays a Cello player who falls into a coma and wakes up to drastic changes, but there's probably a lot less ass-kicking in that film than we're used to, so make sure you go into it with the right expectations. Read the full interview at Digital Spy to learn more about that film, which recently destroyed Sin City: A Dame to Kill For at the box office..