Chloë Moretz Says Pirates Killed Her ‘Kick-Ass 3′ Hopes

The actress blames bad box office numbers for the end of the "Kick Ass" franchise.

If you’ve been holding out hopes of seeing Chloë Grace Moretz put on her purple wig for one more turn as Hit Girl, the following news will make you very sad, indeed. According to the actress, greedy masses of malignant torrenters have pretty much left the “Kick-Ass” franchise dead in the water.

As reported by Screenrant, Moretz told Digital Spy that the lack of a paying audience for “Kick-Ass 2″ meant that she and her fellow heroes would have to hang up their capes and move on.

“Sadly, I think I’m done with the character,” Moretz said. “Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don’t think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theatre.”

Of course, it’s worth noting that “Kick-Ass 2″ had bigger problems than piracy, not least the part where one of the film’s most recognizable stars (Jim Carrey) publicly denounced his involvement and refused to promote the movie — which is something to be considered before we all go chasing after our local fanboys with a meat cleaver while shrieking, “THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!”

And despite Moretz’s regretful remarks about leaving Hit Girl behind, her own tastes are clearly running toward a wider variety of different and more adult roles. In addition to starring in two of the most-anticipated teen movies currently on the radar, she told Digital Spy in the same interview that she’d love to star in a film adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s novel “The Bell Jar” — which is about as far removed from the “Kick-Ass” franchise as a girl can get.