Jim Carrey Denounces Own Movie
Can't support 'Kick-Ass 2' due to violence
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2013 8:50 AM CDT
Actor Jim Carrey arrives at the world premiere of the feature film "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, March 11, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Jim Carrey is having second thoughts about Kick-Ass 2, in which he plays a superhero named Colonel Stars and Stripes. The R-rated film is a sequel to the ultra-violent Kick-Ass, and Carrey filmed it a month before the Sandy Hook shootings, he explained on Twitter yesterday. "And now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," he wrote, continuing, "My apologies to others involve [sic] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

Mark Millar, who wrote the comic books the films are based on, responded on his website, the Huffington Post reports. "Jim is a passionate advocate of gun-control and I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I'm baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn't in the screenplay 18 months ago," wrote Millar. "Ironically, Jim's character in Kick-Ass 2 is a Born-Again Christian and the big deal we made of the fact that he refuses to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place." The film is out Aug. 16. (Click for 10 other actors who have trashed their own projects.)

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Emmaruth
Jun 30, 2013 2:56 PM CDT
So he changed after what happened in CT? He wasn't affected by Colorado or the other shootings that took place prior? If he is so concerned with violence, why agree to the movie in the first place? He needs to donate every cent he receives from this movie to the victims and he also needs to back up what he supports and turn down every movie that has any bit of violence in it at all.
OrneryPup
Jun 29, 2013 2:21 AM CDT
I'm surprised that he is not being sued for this. Big money on the line, someone is mad.
Somepeopleskids
Jun 28, 2013 8:19 AM CDT
Jim Carrey thinks he's still playing "Liar Liar".