Angelina Jolie out of 'Wanted 2': Follow-up project not a lock

Sources confirm New York Magazine‘s report that Angelina Jolie will not reprise her role as the highly trained assassin Fox in Wanted 2. The script for the sequel was already complete and the studio had hoped to get the film into production this year. It’s not clear now if they will proceed. While New York said Jolie has opted instead to do Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which was said to have moved to Warner Bros. after it lived at Universal for years, Jolie’s reps say the actress has passed on doing Gravity at Warner Bros. It’s not yet clear as to why and sources indicate the Gravity portion of the story was quite premature. Warner Bros. is still unable to confirm whether or not Gravity is even set up with the studio. Stay tuned.

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  • Matt

    didn’t she die at the end of the first film ??

    • bart

      yeah but there’s the healing tub or whatever it was that heals all injuries. plus, it’s angelina jolie in leather with copious gunpower. that’s probably enough reason right there and nobody would question the logic (that was humor, kind of…)

  • Marie

    Didn’t her character die at the end of the movie? Unless Wanted 2 is going to be a prequel.

    • Dave

      I was just about to say the same thing. She curved her bullet at the end and killed everyone standing around in that circle, including herself. Maybe it’s a prequel.

  • D-Bag who spends too much time online

    spoiler alert…thanks, jerks

    • Craig

      There’s such a thing as a statute of limitations on spoilers… The movie’s been out on DVD forever, if you haven’t seen it by now you’ve got no-one to blame but yourself.

      • MJ

        Right on Craig, thank you!

      • tvgirl48

        Yeah, if you’re reading comments about a sequel to a movie and the article is about a certain actress, whose character happened to die in the first movie, ppl are naturally going to talk about it.

    • bunker

      It’s been long enough. And it’s not like the movie is a classic or anything.

  • Sammy

    Is she the only actress in Hollywood?

    • Sally in Chicago

      LOL…funny you should state that…it does seem she’s making a movie a month doesn’t it? I guess it takes a lot of $$$$ to raise 6 kids in the Hollywood style.

      • shurly

        One movie per month ? What are you smoking ???

  • carot top

    recast it with me, i need the work

  • markus

    ONLY ANGELINA JOLIE can do justice to “Wanted” She the queen of action movies. She the best in Hollywood right now. I’m glad she passed it cause she died in the movie. I’m so excited to see “SALT”

    • Craig

      I’d say Milla Jovovitch is the current queen of action movies, and actually wouldn’t be a half-bad choice to step into the role of Fox.

      • A

        Milla Jovovich is awesome. I can’t wait for the new Resident Evil. She’s way cooler than Jolie.

      • Kathryn

        I mean Milla has had her Resident Evil movies, but that’s it. Angelina was the reason most people saw Wanted in the first place. Milla hasn’t shown that she can pull people in to a non-RE movie

  • Fido

    How miffed must the script writer(s) be. Methinks loads.
    btw: she didn’t die, she ducked :)

  • Kim from Texas

    Huh? This article is about as clear as mud. At least the title is clear. The rest of the statements is somewhat like he said, she said. The writer did some work talking to different people who had conflicting information. Good for her! I guess that I need to write it down and publish it to the web so I can earn my paycheck. Where is the editor? I guess the editor left for the weekend.

  • Alex

    I want a WANTED sequel even without JOLIE — James McAvoy is a proven star and he made that movie what is.

    • lol

      A poll showed most people went to see Angelina kick ass. James Mcacoy is a Diva, btw. :)

      • Angie

        A poll five people voted for. Angelina is old news, and at least the kids will get a break from movie promotion time

      • um try again !

        Obviously, you don’t know what you are talkjing about.

        I would rather base my opinion on those who finance a movie and put the project in the first place. If they wanted Jolie in it and gave her that amount of money to be there and scratch the sequel because she won’t do it, it’s obviously because they have tremendous tools to measure her pull in that movie. They know for sure that she was and still is the main draw and attraction power to the theaters all over the world. They know she brings the biggest financial share than her peers will do in those movies. They are the ones who will risk putting millions of dollars in it, convince the main investors to follow them based on verifiable facts included in the projects and analysis they gave them to get those financial means and assurances.

        They certainly won’t base their judgement and perception of a star power attraction and bankability on some random people taste in the internet who think they know it all.

  • Broomstick

    I could fill the Fox role, i work cheap

  • lol

    I think Angelina had them kill her character because she didn’t want to have to do a sequel. lol

  • Shannie

    Generally, the producers are correct, at this moment it would appear irrelevant to do anything involving another production for “Wanted” the film. Basically, it would and will(probably)destroy the educational quotes from the original film “Wanted” itself. I’m apoligizing directly to Angelina that she is tangled in some productions that are a lost cause.

    • Um…

      ….huh?

    • bunker

      Educational Quotes? WTF…

    • Nix

      … dude, like, what?

  • bunker

    I remember when it accepted logic that if a character dies in a movie, they WON’T be back for the sequel. Especially if they get shot in the head. Besides, who really wants to see ‘Wanted 2?’ The original was a cluster-f–k disaster.

  • lindsey

    I only wish Angelina had passed (or been passed over) on playing Kay Scarpetta in the Patrica Cornwell series as well. It kind of ruins the whole thing for me and she is not at all who I picture Kay Scarpetta to be.

  • Jamie

    The only thing clear from this article is that Jolie will not be doing Wanted 2. Everything else is murky and raises more questions. Will there still be a Wanted 2? Will WB do Gravity? Will Jolie be in it? Will she do another project with Cuaron not if not Gravity? One thing that does stand out is that the Vulture piece about Gravity had an intriguing amount of info so “premature” so it maybe premature but not totally off.

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