Jim Carrey kicks Kick-Ass 2 in the ass

Despite the anticipation built for Kick-Ass 2 from both fans of the original film and the comic book series it’s adapted from, a large piece of the promotional puzzle for the project involved banking on the prestige that comes with Jim Carrey’s (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) name. After all, while appearing in a variety of both dramas and comedies over the past decade, Kick-Ass 2 represents his return to the superhero action genre since 1995’s Batman Forever. However, it appears that Kick-Ass 2 will have to endure the promotional rounds without the actor.

Early yesterday, Carrey tweeted the following:

 

It comes as a shocker, especially as the film is set to increase its promotional visibility. Carrey’s heart is in the right place, but his refusal to support and promote the film could negatively affect the film’s box office intake. Kick-Ass writer/co-creator Mark Millar also shared a public response to Carrey’s statements. Hopefully Carrey will reconsider, or at least offer some support for the film instead of outright blackballing the project he and many others have spent a lot of time and money creating.

[via Jim Carrey’s Twitter]

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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