Chloe Grace Moretz said a third Kick-Ass movie likely isn’t in the cards, and she blamed an unlikely reason.
The actress, who has starred as Hit Girl in the first two installations of the dark comic book hero saga, recently told Movies With Butter that she actually would be all for a third Kick-Ass movie.
“You know, I hope, I wish,” Moretz said. “That’s be fun. That’d be great. I doubt it, but I would love it.”
But Moretz added that it’s unlikely there will be any more Kick-Ass movies, as it’s become too difficult to fight movie piracy.
“The hard thing is if fans want a third movie, they’ve got to go buy the ticket to go see the movie,” Moretz said. “It was like the second most pirated movie of the year, so if you want a movie to be made into a second, a third, a fourth and a fifth, go buy a ticket. Don’t pirate it.”
Kick Ass, released in 2010, was a surprise hit and had a domestic gross of $48 million. But the second movie failed to live up to the expectations, taking only $28 million domestically.
It’s not clear if movie piracy was to blame for the lackluster performance of Kick-Ass 2, but Chloe Grace Moretz has moved on with her career regardless. She was cast as Carrie in the remake of the Stephen King-inspired horror film, which she said was an honor but also a bit scary.
“I was intimated on taking on a Stephen King novel,” Moretz told Nightline. “That’s what scared me… trying to take something that was one of his most iconic pieces of work that he’s ever written and try and breathe life, even halfway as good, as the words that he has put into a book.”
Moretz also spoke highly of Julianne Moore, who played her mother in the movie. Chloe added that the mother-daughter relationship is at the center of the movie.
“I think it really is the emotional aspect of it,” she said. “It’s really what you read within Stephen King’s novel, you see that in our movie. You see the effects of the mother-daughter relationship more than just the teenagers.”
Success has come at such a young age that Chloe Grace Moretz is actually shut out from some of her own work. Chloe was 16 when CIarrie was released, so she had to get some help to see the R-rated movie. Chloe said her mother bought her a ticket.