Chloe Grace Moretz Doesn't Plan on Returning to Kick-Ass
When Matthew Vaughn announced plans for a Kick-Ass reboot fans were intrigued. Though some were hoping to see Aaron Tyler-Johnson return to the role for a third film, a reboot with new character Patience Lee is a little more interesting, especially after Kick-Ass 2 failed to impress fans and critics alike.
Many were probably hoping to see Chloe Grace Moretz return to the role of Hit-Girl since the character has interacted with Patience Lee in the comics, albeit still as a small child. Sadly, Moretz doesn’t seem interested in returning to the role, acknowledging how the sequel was of lesser quality to Indiewire and hoping most fans associate the character with the first film.
“I love the franchise, I think the first movie was really, really special. I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way. Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all. “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 kinda wanna 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.”
It’s a shame Moretz won’t be returning since her character could have mentored Patience Lee about being a hero/vigilante. Unlike the comics, Hit-Girl did age and she actually ran away from having a normal life at the end of the second film after kissing Kick-Ass, which wasn’t a popular decision with fans since they clearly had a sibling-like relationship.
No word yet on when the reboot will come out or who the studio will cast as Patience Lee, though Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar said he would love to see Tessa Thompson as the lead after her breakout role as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok. Thompson showed interest in the offer but nothing has come of it yet.