What are the chances now of a Hit-Girl solo movie?
@totalfilm Is there ever a possibility of a solo Hit-Girl movie happening? #kickassqs July 30, 2013
You know it’s funny, as a lot of people say Chloë [ Grace Moretz ]’s the standout you do think: ’that’s a licence to print money’! *laughs* We have talked about it but then I think about movies like The Empire Strikes Back . If they made a Han Solo movie rather than Return Of The Jedi , you’d be like: ‘What? Hang on, what’s that doing in there’. But secondly you just think: ‘finish the story’ you know? But I definitely think Hit-Girl has potential for something, maybe a prequel.
I know prequels tend not to be great but I feel there could be a story with her and Big Daddy before they met Kick-Ass because there’s a whole five years there that you can explore. I love the idea of her travelling the world and learning these skills - because she didn’t get that good that quickly, you know?
In Kick-Ass 3 there are major deaths so it might be quite hard to do anything with these characters, you know? So that’ll be the last we’re going to see of these guys I think, which my agent’s really pissed off about because he wants Kick-Ass 4 and 5. *laughs*
What was your initial reaction when you heard Jim Carrey wanted to distance himself from the movie?
@totalfilm @mrmarkmillar #kickassqs What's your first reaction when Jim Carrey told that he won't support the film? July 29, 2013
My initial reaction was very different from my ‘25 minutes later’ reaction. My initial reaction was: ‘Oh my God, what?’
It was a total blindside, and nobody saw it coming.
As soon as I saw it, I phoned Matthew [ Vaughn ] and said “Jim Carrey’s just denounced the movie, says it’s too violent for him’.
And Matthew just said: ‘Wow’, because his producer brain began kicking in and was already thinking this could be quite good publicity *laughs*
And he was right because for the next week it was all across Good Morning America, CNN News, Fox News – everybody was taking about Kick-Ass 2 .
And they weren’t talking about R.I.P.D or all the other big movies that were coming out. We were the ugly duckling of the summer really, we were the runt of the litter, and we were coming along at the end on a $28 million budget against these titans that we were up against.
But one by one all these giants have sort of fallen down over the summer. And we’ve been this plucky little movie at the end that’s been given mega-budget movie visibility thanks to Jim Carrey walking.
‘Jim Carrey goes on Leno’ or ‘Jim Carrey goes on Letterman’ isn’t a very interesting story, but it’s a really interesting story if Jim Carrey says the film is too awesome to be involved in *laughs*.
If you’ve seen the movie, you know it’s no more violent than the first one, and Jim loved the first one. It’s identical levels of depravity *laughs*. I mean they’re both objectionable movies but after you’ve seen the first one, you know what to expect from Kick-Ass 2 .