The actor shot the film last year before the mass shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults. He tweeted Sunday that “now, in good conscience, I cannot support that level of violence.” Carrey adds that he wasn’t ashamed of the film “but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
“Kick-Ass 2” is a sequel to the 2010 movie whose breakout star was the 11-year-old vigilante Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. She reprises the role in the sequel, which Universal Pictures will release Aug. 16. Carrey plays a vigilante named Colonel Stars and Stripes.
A spokesman says Universal declined to comment.