For well over a year, Mark Millar has been talking about the proposed sequel to "Wanted", based upon his hit creator owned comic miniseries with artist J.G. Jones. The film, staring James McAvoy as Wesley Gibson and Angelina Jolie as Fox was a surprise hit during its release in 2008, making a sequel inevitable. And according to Millar, "Wanted 2" may finally be close to going in front of the cameras.
"I can't remember exactly when it's going to start shooting — I don't even know if I can officially say — but it will be soon and the script is almost ready," said Millar during an interview with IGN. Millar also disclosed where the sequel would pick up and reiterated that it would have a "global" scope.
"['Wanted 2'] follows immediately at the end of the first movie and the fraternity is down in America. But there's an international fraternity, which we had in the [miniseries] as well. There [were] five fraternities across the world and [Wesley] is out there being hunted by the other guys."
Millar also spoke at length about the difficulties of getting everyone onboard for the sequel, including Angelina Jolie — confirming various reports that she is being courted to reprise her role.
"We've been going back and forth with some ideas, but there's a lot of people to please," explained Millar. "There's Angelina Jolie, there's [director] Timur [Bekmambetov] and there's Universal. Everybody is a perfectionist on it, so nobody wants to come in and cash the check and take off. Everybody wants it to be good. And the first movie made $340 million, so the bar is pretty high. It's not as if we started small and this could hopefully get a bit bigger. This has got to be mega now because the last one made a lot of money and people are expecting a lot from it."
So, the screenplay is almost at the stage where people are getting happy with it," added Millar. "Some people had problems with it a few months ago and some people didn't like the draft that was around [prior to that]."
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