Last year, "Wanted 2" director Timur Bekmabetov not only said Angelina Jolie's character would return for the sequel, he also explained how she could reappear despite her [SPOILER ALERT] apparent demise at the end of the first film.
However, an unconfirmed report has emerged that Jolie has turned down a chance to reprise her role as the assassin named Fox in favor of starring in another movie.
According to New York Magazine, Jolie will instead star in "Gravity", a sci-fi thriller by director Alfonso Cuarón. The report also states that because Jolie has opted to leave "Wanted 2" behind, Universal Studios has "pulled the plug rather than recast the film."
It should be noted that the story has yet to be verified by Universal (requests for official comment did not receive a response at press time) and could simply mean that Jolie's character will not be used, rather than the film being shut down completely. Earlier this month, "Wanted" co-creator Mark Millar indicated that the "Wanted 2" script was almost ready. He also indicated the film's scope would be greatly increased.
"Wanted" star James McAvoy has also expressed his desire to return for the sequel. However, Jolie has previously indicated that she insisted that her character be killed off in the first film.
“In the original, she doesn’t kill herself,” said Jolie. “I actually changed the ending. I said, ‘If she was to find out she had killed people unjustly and was a part of something that wasn’t fair, then she should take her own life.’”
Should the "Wanted" sequel go forward without Angelina Jolie? Or should the role of Fox be recast for the sequel? Let us know what you think in the comment section below or on Twitter!