Though Chloe Grace Moretz has established herself as quite the respectable actress through various movies in recent years, it stands to reason that many of us were first introduced to her via Kick-Ass. In that picture adapted from Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s acclaimed comic book, she played Hit-Girl, a scene-stealing pre-teen with a knack for handling deadly weapons and possessing a mastery of martial arts. Needless to say, she was fun to watch whenever appearing on screen.
Of course, she reprised that role a few years later in Kick-Ass 2, but that one didn’t perform as well at the box office, likely forcing the studio to pump the brakes on the franchise. Still, I found myself being thoroughly entertained when I attended a showing.
Oddly enough, Moretz seems to be of a different opinion than I, saying the following while speaking with IndieWire:
“I love the franchise, I think the first movie was really, really special, 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.”
Well, technically, the second flick could’ve indeed been handled differently because the movies and comics were somewhat different beasts. What’s also worth mentioning is that the sequel adapted both Kick-Ass 2 and Hit-Girl comics, thus amalgamating them into one fluid viewing experience.
As Chloe continued, it sounded like she wants to be remembered more so from the first film and just seems to be disinterested in a third outing:
“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.”
Though there was indeed a Kick-Ass 3 comic, it appears Hollywood will be skipping over it and heading straight for the reboot that placed an African-American woman under the mask. Either way, it’s nice knowing the legacy will continue in some fashion.
Source: Indie Wire