Looks Like Every Last Writer is Back for the Wanted Sequel
This isn't the first time we've heard some news surrounding the Wanted sequel. In fact, writers Michael Brandt and Derek Haas mentioned they were already working on a sequel before the first one had even hit theaters. Right now we're just waiting for them to flesh out a story and set a production start date. MTV recently spoke with Chris Morgan, who also mentioned that he is back again working on the sequel, which just about makes that everyone who was involved with the first one. Morgan was the third screenwriter listed, which leads me to believe he's polishing up some early drafts laid out by Brandt and Haas. But Morgan chimes in with a few very vague hints as to where the story might be heading next.
Morgan teases MTV saying that "I'm actually leaving this conversation with you to go to a meeting with the director, Timur [Bekmambetov], and we're talking about the story." With Timur also set to direct the Moby Dick epic, I'm not sure when that means he'll eventually get back to Wanted. Morgan adds that "as far as I know, the studio is finishing their deal with Mark [Millar], and then we're all going to get together and collaborate." Comic book writer Mark Millar was quite involved in the first one, so it would make sense that he's back again, especially because this is in need of someone who can actually put together a good story.
So where is the story going to go next? Those who saw Wanted knows how it ends, with Wesley Gibson at the ready behind a big ass gun. And those who read the comic know that the movie was a huge departure from that story. Plus, there isn't a second graphic novel, so that means they can go almost anywhere they want. "That is the challenge here, but the point is to continue the journey that Wes started in the first film. Wherever he ended up at the end of the film, now it's time to move him forward." Where exactly does he need to go? "There's a natural journey that Wes needs to take," he adds, saying that the sequel "is going to be opened up to be more global." Sounds like it will definitely be a step up from the first one!