"Sadly, I think I’m done with the character. Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don’t think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fan boys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theater. Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn’t help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie - but because it didn’t do so well, we can’t make another one.”
Kick-Ass 2 may have done poorly during the opening weekend, but that isn’t the only money to be made. The movie was in theaters for months and has now been available on DVD for about a year now. Despite the ease of internet piracy, these DVD’s still sell and so do the many posters, shirts, toys, and other merchandise connected with the movie. Years after a movie or television episode is released, even guest actors are paid residuals. As long as money is being made, the money is distributed. I have a friend who was in a single episode of The Practice when she was a little girl and even now, she receives residues in the mail due to series DVD sales and such. It’s not much as it was only a single episode of a series which has been cancelled for many years, but the residuals a main character actor earns from a major movie that was only released a short time ago has got to be substantial. I’m talking a few hundred a month from a single movie. Add that with all the movies the actor has been in so far, that’s more money than I could hope to make in an entire year being paid in a single month. Yes, I did my research. I love Chloe Moretz, but I don’t care for bullshit. There are still millions of franchise fans clambering for a Kick-Ass 3, which was bound to be without Hit-Girl anyway since her character left New York, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still have a Hit-Girl movie which takes place further in the future when Hit-Girl is older and working solo in another city. I’d imagine her being like a female version of Nightwing, but better.