A couple of weeks back it was reported that Angelina Jolie was "ditching" the "Wanted" sequel to supposedly move on to Alfonso Cauron's new sci-fi project "Gravity" (even though it turns out she's no longer attached to that). Some reports were saying this might mean the death of that sequel, but author Mark Millar recently spoke with MTV News and confirmed that Universal and director Timur Bekmambetov are planning to move on without Jolie.
Millar said the plan is to bring in “another cool new character” from the comic book in place of Jolie as well as other assassin fraternities (in the comic there were five all across the world).
To learn more you can watch the interview below, but hopefully you've already seen "Wanted" because Millar drops a big spoiler (that's been dropped plenty of times before).
Honestly, I think most fans will be happy seeing Jolie's character Fox not return anyway because, well, she died, as we all know, and it would be weird to see them come up with some bullsh*t plot device to bring her back from the dead. Since I'm not so familiar with the graphic novel I can't suggest other characters we might see in place of Jolie, but I expect to see another strong female lead, maybe as a new love interest.
As far as the story for "Wanted 2," I like the idea that James McAvoy’s character will now be out in the world being hunted by all these different assassin fraternities. There’s so much possibility for globe-trotting action and lots more "cool new characters."
What do you think of "Wanted 2" moving ahead without Angelina Jolie? What sort of plot would you like the sequel to have?
No word on when "Wanted 2" might start filming – but according to Millar, it should be “soon.”
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, First Showing, MTV News