Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov recently spoke to RIA Novosti and said that work on Wanted 2 will begin next month, and that despite shooting herself through the cranium in the first film, Angelina Jolie’s character may be returning:
“In July we will start preparation for the film. I think in the late autumn or winter shooting will be performed” – Mr. Bekmambetov said to RIA Novosti. “The shooting will take place in America, India and Russia” – added he.
“As for the character played by Kostya Khabenskiy, we’ll think about it. We might possibly resurrect him as well” – the film director said.
Wanted made nearly $350 million worldwide on a $75 million budget, and I think a large portion of that was due to the presence of a certain A-List actress, so to get her back would be great for the film marketing-wise. However, if they keep bringing people back from the dead it spoils things, unless they do it in a clever way.