Chloe Moretz has not officially signed on for Kick-Ass 2, the film's writer and director Jeff Wadlow has revealed.
Jeff - who has taken over from director Matthew Vaughn - admitted that the 15-year-old actress, who currently stars in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, is still in talks to reprise her role as Hit-Girl in the highly anticipated follow-up, reported Collider.
"Her story is a major, major part of the film and she's excited about the ideas and we're in talks," he said at the Kapow! Comic Convention.
Jeff has expanded Hit-Girl's background: "If you've read the comic, you know, she gives up being Hit-Girl, which was a brilliant idea. It's something I explore quite deeply in the movie, because what happens in the comic is she sort of steps away from the story in many ways... But I was quite interested in what happens to her when she's not being Hit-Girl."
The writer-director added: "What I certainly loved about the first film, and what I think elevated it above most comic book adaptations, is the heart and the emotion in the film. It was sort of my challenge as the filmmaker and storyteller to find something as emotional in the second film and I think we have some stuff that people are gonna really respond to."
Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are tipped to return for Kick-Ass 2, which is expected to start shooting in September.