Mark Miller, the producer of the Kick-Ass movies and original comic book is said to be confused with Jim Carrey’s decision to withdraw from promoting Kick-Ass 2, due to the ‘level of violence’ being too inappropriate following the incident that took place in Sandy Hook School in Connecticut, US.
Carrey posted on twitter “I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.
My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
Producer, Mark, has since written a blog post on his website saying Carrey was well aware how violent the script was before he agreed to play the part.
Miller wrote “I’m baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay 18 months ago.
“Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin..
“Ironically, Jim’s character in Kick-Ass 2 is a born-again Christian and the big deal we made of the fact he refuses to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place
“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”.
Kick-Ass 2 is due to be released in the UK on August 16th.