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In this episode: Jim Carrey upsets Mark Millar, Matt and Will Smith are out, and much more!
CARREY CAN'T KICK ASS FOR KICK-ASS!
Jim Carrey will not support "Kick-Ass 2" due to his issues with real-world gun violence. The opinionated actor took to his crazy pants Twitter account to clarify:
I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
"Kick-Ass" creator Mark Millar don't dig his thoughts though:
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. Our job as storytellers is to entertain and our toolbox can't be sabotaged by curtailing the use of guns in an action-movie. Imagine a John Wayne picture where he wasn't packing or a Rocky movie where Stallone wasn't punching someone repeatedly in the face. Our audience is smart enough to know they're all pretending and we should instead just sit back and enjoy the serotonin release of seeing bad guys meeting bad ends as much as we enjoyed seeing the Death Star exploding. The action in Kick-Ass 2 is like nothing you've ever seen before. The humour, the characters, the heart and the set-pieces are all things we're very proud of and the only warning I'd really include is that it's almost TOO EXCITING. Kick-Ass 2 is fictional fun so let's focus our ire instead of the real-life violence going on in the world like the war in Afghanistan, the alarming tension in Syria right now and the fact that Superman just snapped a guy's [frick]ing neck.
What do you think?
WILL SMITH SAYS 'AWW HELL NAW' TO ID42!
The affable "After Earth" fella will not appear in Roland Emmerich's wholly unnecessary "Independence Day" sequel(s). Emmerich said:
Will Smith can not come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name, It would be too much.
He also said other stars from the awesomely absurd flick will return though for a bunch of sequels, but didn't state who.
WILLIAM FICHTNER SHREDS!
I play Shredder. It is cool. It's one of those things that came along where I thought, "Really? Let me think about this for a minute." [Laughs] Then I was like, "Yeah, OK, this sounds like a journey." I'm very glad that it worked out, I'm really glad that I'm doing it.
I like this.
FRACTION, FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE!
ComiXology's Marvel Mondays spotlights Matt Fraction. Go buy his terrific "Hawkeye" for 99 cents an issue!
MATT SMITH SAYS 'THANKS'!
See ya, Matt.
'Til tomorrow, gang!