Chloë Grace Moretz says she’s not interested in playing Hit-Girl again in the Kick-Ass franchise after having a bad experience with Kick-Ass 2. Moretz’s appearance in the first movie in 2010 catapulted her into stardom. She’s gone on to star in a variety of comedies, dramas, and young adult films, but her fans have always wondered if she would play Hit-Girl again.
Moretz did reprise her role as Hit-Girl in the 2013 sequel, Kick-Ass 2. While not as popular as the first, the film wasn’t a complete bust. Kick-Ass 2 opened fifth at the box office during it’s opening weekend. But most fans and critics were left underwhelmed by the results. The overall experience in making the sequel has also left Moretz reluctant to return for a third installment.+
Moretz was recently at the Provincetown Film Festival accepting the Next Wave Award. And during a conversation moderated by John Cooper (via IndieWire), Moretz briefly discussed the possibility of Kick-Ass 3 and a Hit-Girl spinoff: “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 [kind of want to] 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.”
While Moretz may not be keen on returning to the Kick-Ass franchise, Matthew Vaughn, who directed the original film and produced the sequel, has other things in mind. Vaughn recently revealed plans to reboot the Kick-Ass franchise and the possibility of a Hit-Girl spinoff was even broached. Unfortunately, that means the filmmaker will need to find another actress to play Hit-Girl in the spinoff, if it happens. Of course, a reboot also means that they will have to also find another actor to play Kick-Ass as well.
With the first film, fans were given the raunchy, dark humor of the comics on the big screen. It was unconventional from other superhero films. When the second installment hit theaters, fans were slightly perplexed at the rapid transition from brother/sister relationship between Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass to the pair kissing by the end of the film. It has been over five years since the last Kick-Ass film. While fans would welcome a reboot, as reboots seem to be in fashion, they may find themselves at a loss without Hit-Girl. Moretz’s character was an integral part of both preceding films. Should Vaughn’s reboot move forward, he may either have to cast a new Hit-Girl or move on without her.