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No 'Kick-Ass 3': Chloe Moretz blames piracy

On August 27 Entertainment Weekly posted an interview with actress Chloe Grace Moretz about the status of the action adventure superhero film "Kick-Ass 3," which is reportedly in the works. Moretz revealed that the third film won't be made because too many people pirate the film instead of going to the movie theater to see it. Moretz played the character of Mindy Macready, also known as Hit Girl, a young female superhero you is raised to fight crime by her father.

Chloe Moretz
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The original film, "Kick-Ass" was the most successful of the trilogy, with the sequel being a disappointment at the box office but sold well on DVD. The series of films are based on the comic book of the same name, about a guy who creates a team of real life superheroes. Moretz revealed that she thinks she's "done with the character," and has played Hit Girl for the last time. The character of Hit Girl is a twelve-year-old girl who fights crime before she is forced to retire and attend public school.

The actress described how the movies are "made for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theater." Hollywood relies on the opening weekend box office numbers to reveal how financially successful a film will be, although each film can be in theaters for weeks across the globe. The bigger the box office numbers, the bigger the chance of a movie getting a sequel.

Moretz went on to talk about how "Kick-Ass 2" was "one of the number one pirated movies of the year" and that the box office numbers help prove to distributers that each film "can make money." When a film doesn't do well at the box office, the chances of a sequel diminish. The actress also urged fans to go see movies in theaters if fans want to see characters appear in more than one movie.

On August 27 Screenrant revealed that Moretz is displeased with how female superheroes are viewed in films. She played one of the few female superheroes ever and the only child superhero to get a major motion picture and hopes she can continue the trend in the future. Moretz mentioned how female superheroes always have a "more sexual plot line"and it's "rather sad" instead of being cool.

"Kick-Ass" was first released in 2010 and spawned a sequel that was released last year to mixed reviews. The film is based on comic books by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Although the original film grossed more on DVD than in theaters, the sequel made less money in theaters despite earning back it's budget by double. Piracy is a growing issue in the entertainment industry, with popular movies and television shows losing millions of viewers to pirated versions online.

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