Author Mark Millar Updates Details on Wanted Sequels
I'd nearly forgotten about it, but Wanted was one of the best summer films, just below Iron Man. And like Iron Man, a sequel is already in the works, as we've known for quite a while. Comic book author Mark Millar recently updated Newsarama and spoke about his plans for the sequel, which do not include writing another comic. Millar explains that the six issue series was all he had ever planned for and won't be doing another. As for the movie, though, Millar mentions that James McAvoy will be back (obviously) and that he is doing some minor work to help point the screenwriters and director in the right direction.
Millar tells Newsarama: "What I will be doing is providing them with a very small amount of stuff for a story, and that will be used as a basic story that they can build from. It will be a small outline that can possibly be picked apart and not used - but it will be something exclusively for the second film, and no one will ever really see it." Those who are familiar with Millar's graphic novel know that it's quite different from the movie. Millar mentions that they're still going back to it for the sequels. "It will be some of the stuff that we didn’t utilize from the first book for the movie - like chapters three and four - there will be some stuff from that, so in the loosest sense it will be based on the book, but only very little."
This is only a brief update from Millar, but enough to hold us over until they set a start date for the sequel. We previously confirmed that screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas are already working on the scripts for both Wanted 2 and Wanted 3. It's definitely helpful to have Millar's involvement, but I think the movie set an entire story up on its own and doesn't really need any of the graphic novel to continue on. Thankfully the movie was good enough that it isn't an issue for it to continue in its own little universe. I'm already looking forward to revisiting all of the summer's big action movies again in the comfort of my own home, including Wanted. And I know I'll be excited for a sequel right away. Thoughts?