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'Kick-Ass' creator speaks out after Jim Carrey snubs film

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The creator of the "Kick-Ass" movie franchise has hit back at Jim Carrey after the actor publicly withdrew his support for the film over its depiction of violence.

Bing: Carrey speaks out against own film

The "Dumb & Dumber star" announced on Sunday he had experienced a change of heart about the upcoming release of "Kick-Ass 2," following the gun massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. He tweeted, "I did Kickass (sic) a month b4 (before) Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to others involve (sic) with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

Mark Millar, who wrote the "Kick-Ass" comic books and is a producer on the films, admits he is "baffled" by Carrey's statement as he insists the star knew all about the script's gory content when he signed up for the role. Millar also reveals Carrey was drawn to playing Colonel Stars and Stripes as the character is a vigilante who refuses to use a gun.

"I'm baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn't in the screenplay eighteen months ago. Yes, the body count is very high, but a movie called 'Kick-Ass 2' really has to do what it says on the tin," Millar wrote on his website. "Ironically, Jim's character in 'Kick-Ass 2' is a born-again Christian, and the big deal we made of the fact that he refuses to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place. Ultimately, this is his decision, but I've never quite bought the notion that violence in fiction leads to violence in real life any more than Harry Potter casting a spell creates more Boy Wizards in real-life."

The forthcoming sequel, a follow-up to Matthew Vaughn's 2010 hit, stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz as youngsters who team up to fight bullies.

184Comments
Jun 25, 2013 7:23AM
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Tell him to return the money he got paid ....
Jun 25, 2013 7:16AM
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It's great when actors get political and then they wonder why their career went down the toilet. 
Jun 25, 2013 7:26AM
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Soooo are you gonna donate ALL your money from that movie since it goes againest what you believe, or is this just more jaw movement from you.
Jun 25, 2013 7:25AM
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Did he give back the check he rec'd for doing the movie?

Jun 25, 2013 7:33AM
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He did it to promote the film! The reality is this film is probably a piece of sh!t and this will get it some attention.   

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