With Jim Carrey publically distancing himself from Kick-Ass 2, we now hear from the two stars of the film, Chloe Moretz and Aaron Johnson.
Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass state it's just a movie.
Aaron Johnson tells Bang Showbiz:
At the end of the day, it's a fictional piece. If you are a fan and you saw the first one, you don't want to see the second one and be like, 'Oh, f***ing hell, this is s**t.' It's got to be more ramped up. I'm a huge [Quentin] Tarantino fan and if I go see his movie, I'm expecting to see someone's head get sliced off and blood squirt out, and I find that funny. But grotesque violence, I don't like to watch. I mean there's a difference. When you see Hit-Girl, you know they're dressed up in gimp masks as superheroes - that's what kind of funny about it ... doing stupid s**t. I don't think it promotes violence or anything like that.
And Chloe Moretz offers the following to The Sun:
It's a movie. If you're going to believe, and be affected by, an action movie you definitely shouldn't go and see Pocahontas because you're going to think you're a Disney princess. If you're that easily swayed, you shouldn't be watching any film. You might go see 'Silence of the Lambs' and think you're a serial killer.' It's a movie, it's fake, and I've known this since I was a kid so that's why I was allowed to do the movie. I don't run around trying to kill people and cuss. If anything, these roles teach you what not to do.'
Kick-Ass 2 has a August 16th 2013 release date also starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Jim Carrey.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.
Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all