No 'Kick-Ass 3' Because We Can't Have Nice Things

Crossing your fingers and making an imaginary countdown on your calendar for Kick-Ass 3? Well, uncross those fingers and let it go, because Screenrant reports that there won't be a Kick-Ass 3 . Why? The artist formerly known as Hit-Girl, Chloë Grace Moretz, told Digital Spy that the franchise had to dissipate because Kick-Ass 2 was so frequently pirated. The If I Stay star explained:

Sadly, I think I'm done with the character [...] 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 [...] Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn't help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie - but because it didn't do so well, we can't make another one.

So people who pirate moves may think they're taking one for the team and giving their basement party a free movie, but they're actually ripping themselves off in the long run — especially if the movie they're pirating is a part of a franchise. So if you pirate movies, you're screwing yourself and some of your favorite actors. And all for instant gratification!

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But since it's highly unlikely that millennials are going to give up their streaming habits, film studios may have to adjust accordingly to see their stats improve. A possible solution for film studios who want to see their otherwise pirated movies succeed might be to try releasing them on Netflix earlier than they might usually. Television shows that are available on Netflix have a lower piracy rate than those that are not. Netflix is the bread and butter of most millennial's digital entertainment consumption; things that are not accessible with a click of a button confound young twentysomethings, and they seek to find a way to out-do the system.

Moretz also has another solution to this problem: Just go to the movies. She said:

If you want more than one movie, everyone has to go and see movies at the cinema. It's all about the numbers in the theater.

Don't want to go to the movies? Then do what folks did back in the day: wait for it to be available to watch at home. And to think — that used to mean an epic wait for it to be available on VHS — so waiting for Netflix ain't half bad.

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