Jim Carrey Kick-Ass 2 violence outburst caused by pressure says Mark Millar

Posted on 18 August 2013
By Pierce King
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Kick Ass creator Mark Millar has spoken out about what he believes where the motivations behind Jim Carrey distancing himself from the movie because of its violence.

The Mask star took to Twitter and denounced the film following the Sandyhook shootings shortly after the film wrapped. He tweeted: ‘now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.’

The Scottish writer, 43, said the media outburst came as a surprise to everybody who worked on the film.

Mark said: “Here’s what I think happened. Jim has been a massive advocate of gun control for a long time, but the gun lobby has been bombarding him for months, saying you’re in a movie that’s full of gunfire. A

“The picture they keep putting up is that one of Colonel Stars and Stripes holding a gun and laughing. They haven’t seen the movie so they don’t know it’s empty, obviously, and that’s even what attracted him to the character.”

The comic creator added that it seemed weird, but that Jim was getting a lot of pressure from the US gun lobbyists about being pictured with a gun. But the media storm has earned the movie an extra $30million in free publicity.

He added: “But I think those guys just got to him, because they were tweeting at him every day saying, ‘You’re a Canadian! Get out of our country!’ and I think he’d just had enough.

“You know, he was just sitting in his house, he just did it by himself saying ‘I’m sorry, I’ve got to disassociate myself from this movie,’ and it became an international shit storm!

“And I contacted Matthew and he knew no more than I did. So for the first hour it was a bit of a panic, and then after that it was just weird. Because you know, you’ve seen the movie and it’s no more violent than the first, and Jim loved the first so much that he dressed up as Kick-Ass.

“So it just seemed weird for him to be saying this. It was a bit of a curve-ball, but what it’s done is give us a free publicity boost equal to, they estimated, around $30 million. So maybe there’s a silver lining.”