EXCLUSIVE: ‘Wanted 2′ Director On Angelina Jolie: ‘We Found The Reason For Her To Come Back’

Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov has made no secret of his desire to bring Angelina Jolie back for the sequel to last year’s hit film based loosely on the comic book series by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones. However, her character’s final scene in the film made such a return unlikely—if not impossible.

While Jolie previously told MTV News she didn’t think her character, Fox, would be making a comeback for “Wanted 2,” it’s worth noting that this is still the world of comic books—and as all fans know, no character stays away very long in comics. In fact, when we spoke to Bekmambetov recently, he not only reiterated his plans to bring Jolie’s character back, but he said they already have a plan for how it’s going to happen.


“If you remember from the first film, we have a recovery room with the baths of wax,” Bekmambetov told MTV News. “We know how to do this, but it’s still tough to do, because the bullet is inside her head.”

“But there has to be a reason for her to come back… and we know the reason,” he added. “I think we found the reason for her to come back.”

The filmmaker said the story behind her return from the dead still trumps all other elements, but “we are trying hard.”

“She was kind of… dead,” he laughed.

While Jolie’s return still isn’t set in stone, Bekmambetov did offer up a timeline of sorts for filming to begin, saying, “I think we will make the movie this winter.”

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