Nicolas Cage has spoken to EntertainmentWise about Jim Carrey's decision to withdraw his support for Kick-Ass 2, saying "it's his decision".
We caught up with the actor at the premiere of his new movie The Frozen Ground last night, and while he didn't specifically take sides, he did maintain that be believes in "freedom of speech".
Carrey had surprised fans earlier this year when he appeared to disown the action sequel. He had written on Twitter: "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.
Nicolas Cage and Jim Carrey (WENN)
"I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."
We asked Cage, who appeared in the first Kick-Ass film, what his view of it all was.
He said: "Jim is Jim. Jim is gonna do what Jim wants to do and that's his decision... "I still believe in freedom of speech, I still believe that [the film is] an art, and I don't have enough proof yet about that correlation."
The star also rubbished speculation that he will appear in the sequel as well.
"I'm not in Kick-Ass 2, there's been much said that I am; I'm not, just to go on record right now," he said.
The Frozen Ground, directed by Scott Walker, stars Cage as Jack Halcombe, a man trying to track down and catch serial killer Robert Hansen (John Cusack) with the help of survivor Cindy Paulson, played by Vanessa Hudgens.
Watch our chat with Nicolas Cage on the red carpet at the top of the page.