Universal Begins “Wanted 2” Development

Derek Haas, the co-writer of Universal’s 2008 comic adaptation action hit “Wanted”, says that he and his writing partner Michael Brandt have just been hired to pen the sequel.

Haas confirmed the news in a tweet, then shortly after told The Wrap that the action will “take off after the events of what just happened. Pick up Wesley a few years later and go back in for another round.”

No word if James McAvoy will return as Wesley Gibson, but it is confirmed that no director is yet attached. Previously there’d been talk of bringing back Angelina Jolie’s character despite her on screen fate, but Jolie has more recently expressed dislike in the idea.