According to E! Online, Stewart is Bekmambetov’s top choice to replace Jolie in “Wanted 2,” pitting her against the returning James McAvoy as reluctant assassin Wesley Gibson. If hired, Stewart would play “a young, ass-kicking assassin in the Fraternity.”
Contacted for comment, Stewart’s representatives did not respond by time of publication.
The report notes that Stewart’s casting is not finalized as an official offer has not been given. In fact, the report indicates that Bekmambetov himself is currently looking at other projects for the fall, as the “Wanted” sequel has yet to fully materialize. Given these factors, it’s entirely possible that Stewart won’t end up in the sequel when all’s said and done.
Whether Stewart accepts an offer to star in “Wanted 2,” comic book writer Mark Millar is certainly enthusiastic about the prospect of creating a brand new female lead to replace Jolie’s deceased character.
“They killed off the most recognizable character, but I thought it was great to do that,” Millar told MTV News last month. “It was so ballsy to kill off the one person you didn’t expect to die.
“What they’re talking about is just moving on with the story and doing it properly,” he added. “Just bringing in another cool character as this world opens up with all the different fraternities out there all across the world. This could change at any moment, but the last I heard two weeks ago, was that was the plan moving forward.”
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