In other Nicolas Cage news — I never dreamed I’d type those words — the actor says that director Matthew Vaughn “doesn’t want to get gratuitous” with the violence in his Kick-Ass movie.
Really now, who thought there could be anything gratuitous about an adaptation of a comic that features children bludgeoning people with lead pipes, or running them through with samurai swords?
“When I said ‘yes’ to this movie, it was to a script,” Cage says. “Then I started seeing the comics which are pretty far out in terms of violence. But I think Matthew and the script have a different style to it.”