Last year we were told that Wanted 2 would begin filming towards the end of year, however we are now at the beginning of a new one and no filming has taken place. So what’s going on?
James McAvoy, who plays Wesley Gibson, spoke to Sci-Fi Wire and gave an update on the sequel. He says he may be getting some news from director Timur Bekmabetov in a few weeks times:
“I got a call from Timur just as the bell struck 12,” McAvoy said in a group interview on Friday in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting The Last Station. “He said, ‘I will call you in two weeks and maybe have something to tell you then.'”
The director gave McAvoy little indication where the second story would go. The actor knows only that his services may be required in the near future. “[Bekmambetov] basically said, ‘Happy new year,'” McAvoy said. “I was like, ‘Are you calling me about the film or for New Year?’ So I don’t know what’s happening.”
Apparently Timur has found a way to bring Angelina Jolie’s character back, so they may be waiting until the actress is available. One of the main reasons the film made $340 million worldwide in 2008 was thanks to the presence of Jolie, so getting her back would be beneficial for them. Even if it means delaying filming for a few months.