Looks Like Every Last Writer is Back for the Wanted Sequel

November 6, 2008
Source: MTV


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!

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Chubby O'Toole on Nov 6, 2008


Ha! I knew it! Chris Morgan was holding back but I guess this is one way to market the sequel. Spreading like wildfire!

Jeremy on Nov 6, 2008


I didn't like this movie. I thought it was dumb. Not looking forward to another.

-Peter- on Nov 6, 2008


I'd love to be a fly on the wall during the conversation about this sequel between Bekmambetov, Millar, Morgan, Brandt, and Haas. With so many creative minds collaborating together with free reign on such a unique graphic novel concept it simply can't fail. I can't wait to see what they come up with!

Peloquin on Nov 6, 2008


the movie was really good its good that the team is coming back

dave on Nov 6, 2008


i'm glad. i liked this movie. this was the only comic book film that felt like a comic book. Besides helboy2. that was far better than the first.

darrin on Nov 6, 2008


The first movie sucked, anyways.

Daniel on Nov 9, 2008


#6 Considering the movie was NOTHING like the comic, I fail to see how it could feel more like a comic book compared to other comic book movies. Now I'm no angry fanboy, I thought the comic was pretty mediocre. And I have no problems with the movie braching out, which it most definitely did. But the movie, was just lame. I'm usually pretty easy to please when it comes to action movies. I dont care about acting, only the characters. I dont know wtf people mean when they talk about cinematography, etc. Good action, likeable characters, a mediocre story is usually all I need too feel that I didn't waste my money. But Wasted, is definitely on my top 2 of the lamest movies of the year, along with Babylon AD. But everyone has their own tastes I guess, I'll download it just too see what kind of stupid shit they come up with this time.

MBD on Nov 18, 2008


I've enjoyed WANTED. im looking forward in Wesley's future journey in the sequel.

rab on Feb 6, 2010

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