Jim Carrey Withdrawal 'Helps' Kick-Ass 2
Mark Millar insists star's decision not to support film has given valuable publicity...
Mark Millar claimed in an interview with Digital Spy that he was "delighted" with Carrey's decision.
The Hollywood star had decided not to promote the film in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings in the US.
Millar said: "People keep saying to me, 'Are you pissed off at Jim Carrey?' No, I'm delighted with Jim Carrey, this is amazing.
"For your main actor to publicly say, 'This movie is too violent for me' is like saying, 'This porno has too much nudity. We'll have to go and see this now'.
"Universal figured that we probably got about $30 million of mainstream publicity because of it.
"A movie like Kick-Ass doesn't normally get into the mainstream news, we'll get into cult or movie news. But it's weird that we were talked about for 20 minutes on Good Morning America and British television. It was all down to Jim Carrey."
But he insisted that the star's decision was not a ploy to get publicity for the movie.
"There has been a strange accident in that people have been talking about the movie because of his tweets, but that wasn't by design."
The eagerly awaited sequel will hit cinemas in the UK next Wednesday.
Millar earlier said he was "baffled" by Carrey's decision.