Chloe Grace Moretz on how piracy stopped 'Kick-Ass 3' from happening
It seems Hit-Girl has fought her last battle. As for Chloë Grace Moretz? Not so much.
In an interview with Digital Spy, Moretz reportedly revealed that she won’t return to the beloved character. “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 theater.”
She continued: “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. If you want more than one movie, everyone has to go and see movies at the cinema. It’s all about the numbers in the theater.”
And on the subject of things she’d like to change, she also expressed disappointment in Hollywood’s treatment of female superheroes. “Whenenever there’s a female superhero, it’s always a more sexual plotline rather than seeing an actual character on screen,” she said. “I don’t think that’s cool. I think it’s rather sad.”
Despite the fact that she’s no longer Hit-Girl, Moretz would still love to have a hand in changing things for female superheroes. “I would love to change that,” she said. “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.”
Wonder what she’d have to say about that Spider-Woman cover.