During the '9' panel at San Diego Comic Con, director Timur Bekmambetov spills the bean on who will attempt to revive Angelina Jolie's character in the 'Wanted' sequel.
"Wanted 2" will see James McAvoy's Wesley Gibson trying to wake up Angelina Jolie's character, Fox. During his appearance in "9" panel at San Diego Comic Con 2009, the animation's producer Timur Bekmambetov shared the idea. "James McAvoy will be in the movie, and he will try to wake up our Fox," so claimed the "Wanted (2008)" director as quoted by Sci Fi Wire.
However, when pursued further on where Fox currently resides, the 48-year-old evasively said, "She's in a bath with wax." The wax bath he is referring is the healing bath which is seen used in the first film by the characters to recover from their wounds. Previously, Bekmambetov noted that he is looking for ways to bring Jolie back, stating, "We are working hard to wake her up. She was deadly wounded."
"The bullet's still there (in her head), and now it's a process of how to wake her up," he continued explaining. "There has to be a reason for that. We survive if we have a reason to live. She decided [to shoot herself], it's her decision. And now we are trying to figure out what's the motivation for her to resurrect. It's happening. I think we will make it happen."
As for when the sequel falls into production, writer Mark Millar, as reported by Superhero Hype!, stated that the script has been completed and the filmmakers are going to start shooting in eight weeks time. On the contrary, director Bekmambetov suggested that what is going to be kicked off in 8 weeks is likely to be the pre-production.
"Wanted 2" has director Timur Bekmambetov attached to direct this "Wanted (2008)" sequel. Marc E. Platt and Jim Lemley will serve as producers, while Universal Pictures production executive Jeff Kirschenbaum is to oversee the project. James McAvoy will once again take the role of Wesley Gibson. It allegedly revolves around the international group of assassins from issues 4 and 5 of Mark Millar's graphic novel.