Did Angelina Jolie Kill The Wanted Sequel?

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Click to viewWanted screenwriter Chris Morgan is already working on the script for a sequel to the superpowered assassin movie, he tells MTV. And no, the lack of a second volume in Mark Millar's graphic novel series that the first movie was (loosely) based on doesn't pose any problem at all. The only real problem, it turns out, comes from a random act of sabotage by Angelina Jolie. Spoilers for the first movie ahead. The biggest challenge in writing a sequel to the first movie: Everyone dies at the end, except for Terence Stamp's gun-making monk and the main character, James McAvoy's nebbish-turned-superkiller, Wes. Morgan, who's going to work with Millar on the sequel's storyline, says that's a huge problem. But the answer is to "continue the journey that Wes started in the first film... It's time to move him forward." He also said the sequel is "going to be more global." Does that mean he'll travel around to different countries and meet a slew of hot, tattooed gun-slinging women with exotic accents? I'm honestly having a hard time imagining a Wanted sequel without Angelina Jolie. And it didn't have to be this way. Jolie tells MTV (in a separate interview) that the first movie's original script had her survive at the end, and she demanded to be killed off.

“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.’”


It's true, by the way. If you ever find out you're a part of something that isn't fair, you should immediately kill yourself. [MTV and MTV]



Thats a pretty misleading title, it seems to me that she was just being true to the character. Not a very common occurrence in action movies.