'Kick-Ass 2' Co-Stars Respond to Jim Carrey Tweet

by David Weiner 6:02 PM PDT, July 29, 2013
Playing 'Kick-Ass 2' Co-Stars Respond to Jim Carrey Tweet

One month ago Jim Carrey retracted his support for his own film, Kick-Ass 2, citing the "level of violence" onscreen in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Now, with Carrey missing from the Kick-Ass 2 junket, his co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are responding to his decision. Watch the video...

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Back after the sleeper success of the first film -- about a teen who decides to fight crime and quickly finds himself way out of his league -- Chloe, Aaron and Chris reunite for the follow-up tale. This time Kick-Ass (played by Aaron) and Hit-Girl (Chloe) need to assemble more amateur-hour superheroes to take on Red Mist (Christopher), who is out to avenge the death of his gangster dad as "The Mother F---er" with the help of a horde of super-baddies. Among the masked vigilantes fighting side-by-side with Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl are Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by Carrey, and the returning Clark Duke as Battle Guy.

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Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters August 16.