If you were a fan of the first two Kick-Ass films, you were probably disappointed to learn that there won’t be a third one. There probably would have been, but you bastards torrented it instead of going to see it in theatres/buying the actual DVD, so there’s no budget and no point and it’s all your fault. At least that’s what Chloe Moretz says.
From Digital Spy:
“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.
“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 theatre.”
It’s true that the experience of going to the movies has really sorta gone out the window in the age of the internet. I still like going to the movies – I just went to see Lucy last weekend and really loved it – but it would help if the tickets weren’t fucking $15. No wonder people are getting the movie at home – it’s too damn expensive to go! Sorry, boo – take a cheaper payday and then movie ticket prices can come down and more people would go. She probably wouldn’t want to do that, though.