Mark Millar On WANTED 2: Still Going On “As Far As I Know”

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Money, money, money. That seems to be the best explanation for why Universal might still proceed with Wanted 2, the sequel to the graphic novel by Mark Millar that turned into a smash hit at the box office, Wanted, despite earlier reports that Angelina Jolie had dropped out and Universal might bury the movie. Fans of the film (the graphic novel was only loosely adapted) will know that Jolie played the smoking-hot Fox, and that she had a significant role. Today, STV released an interview with Millar, and he suggests that money will be too much of an influence for Universal not to proceed with the sequel, though they will have to rewrite portions of the script, obviously.

For how much Wanted actually made, more details on the film, and the entire video interview, hit the jump.

According to Millar, the film was planned to be a one-hit wonder, with no intentions of a sequel, and what a hit it was. Costing a mere $75 million, Wanted went on to gross over $341 million in worldwide box office alone. Of course, the fact that it was absolutely wicked fun helped rocket the film to more than quadruple its production budget. Naturally, a sequel was immediately talked about, and everything seemed to hinge around bringing Jolie back.

Now, with Jolie out of film, things seem to be a bit hazy. Millar admits that the film is still on, “as far as I know,” though he ends the interview by saying “it changes everyday.” Millar has not created a sequel graphic novel, and the film seems to largely be out of his hands. He notes that the film is in a better position, storywise, but he also mentions quite a few spoilers, so watch out if you haven’t seen the excellent film. If you haven’t, go watch it now if you are a fan of…well…awesome.

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  • Corin Prendiville

    What I really want to know is whether James McAvoy is still in the sequel. If he is in the sequel then it can be worth it, otherwise its pure trash.

    IMDB says he is on for it so that looks good. Jolie shot herself, so who cares about her.

  • http://twitter.com/cablebfg Bill Graham

    Please limit spoilers in the comments without proper warning….

  • Corin Prendiville

    Sorry, but it does seem like something everyone is overlooking from the first film. I've never before seen a film production expect a character to return considering what happened.

  • http://twitter.com/cablebfg Bill Graham

    I think most people had the same concern when her name was brought up in cast talks and it wasn't as a prequel. That doesn't excuse the fact that it IS a spoiler and was shocking.

  • Corin Prendiville

    Yeah my bad, I just expect people to kind of know it if they are reading an article about a movie. Especially a blockbuster such as this. But I agree I should have censored it or warned about it. Sorry, feel free to flag it.

  • http://moviecultists.com michaeldance

    Dude, there's a statute of limitations on spoilers. Right now you're voluntarily reading the comments to an article about a sequel to a movie that came out two years ago. Think about that for a moment.

  • http://twitter.com/cablebfg Bill Graham

    If you are talking to me as if the comments spoiled the movie for MYSELF, look at who wrote the article. ha. This has nothing to do with me. However, it is NICE to have some spoiler warnings to be fair to anyone that might have missed the first for a myriad of reasons.

    Even Corin agreed with that point. It's just polite.

    • michaeldance

      I’m all for spoiler warnings to a reasonable point. I just think there’s a certain expectation that talk of a sequel will likely involve talk of the end of the first film.

      But yeah, I totally didn’t realize you wrote the article. Whoops.

  • http://moviecultists.com michaeldance

    Dude, there's a statute of limitations on spoilers. Right now you're voluntarily reading the comments to an article about a sequel to a movie that came out two years ago. Think about that for a moment.

  • michaeldance

    I’m all for spoiler warnings to a reasonable point. I just think there’s a certain expectation that talk of a sequel will likely involve talk of the end of the first film.

    But yeah, I totally didn’t realize you wrote the article. Whoops.

  • michaeldance

    I’m all for spoiler warnings to a reasonable point. I just think there’s a certain expectation that talk of a sequel will likely involve talk of the end of the first film.

    But yeah, I totally didn’t realize you wrote the article. Whoops.

  • http://twitter.com/cablebfg Bill Graham

    If you are talking to me as if the comments spoiled the movie for MYSELF, look at who wrote the article. ha. This has nothing to do with me. However, it is NICE to have some spoiler warnings to be fair to anyone that might have missed the first for a myriad of reasons.

    Even Corin agreed with that point. It's just polite.

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