According to the Twitter of one of the writers of the original movie, Derek Haas: “Michael (Brandt) and I were just hired by Uni to write WANTED 2”. There are also reports that the story will — and I quote once again — “take off after the events of what just happened. Pick up Wesley a few years later and go back in for another round.”.
Very interesting indeed, but there’s still no word who’s going to be directing it, and whether or not James McAvoy will return for the role of Wesley Gibson.
Perhaps the more interesting news out of this was the pseudo-announcement that (creator) Mark Millar posted in his forums saying that Wanted 2 is one out of the four or five big movie announcements from Millarworld in the next four weeks.
It’s a given that one of those is the upcoming Nemesis movie adaptation with Tony Scott. But wasn’t that “officially” announced already months ago? If so, then are we gonna (finally) hear some updates on Kick Ass 2? The live-adaptations of American Jesus and War Heroes? Millar’s own movie Miracle Park? Who knows!