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Kick-Ass 2 cast and crew comment on Jim Carrey's anti-violence stance on the film

08.07.2013

Much has been said about Jim Carrey's sudden "change fo heart" in regards to his role in the upcoming sequel, KICK-ASS 2. The actor has taken to public forums like Twitter and voiced his opinion about the matter, stating that "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," but following up with "I meant to say my apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart." His statements sent a ripple throughout the media, but the effect may not have been exactly a negative one, as both writer Mark Millar, director Jeff Wadlow, and stars Chloe Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse give their take on the issue when asked about it.

Here's their take:

Ultimately, Jim Carrey has the right to do what he wants and can choose to support or renounce any film he's in (any chance he could renounce MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS?). Other than saying he can't promote or support the film, he hasn't really done anything to boycott or stop it's release, so in the end, it's just an enigmatic (an E. Nygma, if you will) actor being himself. I think the implied "negative" publicity from Carrey will actually work in the film's favor, as Millar and Wadlow stated above, but it's a shame that he couldn't embrace the role, given the level of excitement everyone had for him taking it.

KICK-ASS 2 brings the ultraviolence on August 16, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: As someone who has read all of the Kick-Ass comics, although the violence is hardcore, it's still cartoonish and silly in its presentation and the first film followed suit with that. Hard to compare that to real-world violence.

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