If it's crap ... We'll tell you
That's right... if Universal has anything to say about it, the film that we called "a travesty of it's original material" and "Harry Potter for Columbine kids" is getting a sequel. The studio has re-hired the original writers of 'Wanted', Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, for another outing set in that world, once again centered around protagonist Wesley (played by James McAvoy) - an unlikeable office drone who gets drafted into a fraternal society of physics-defying assassins and learns to flip cars and there's a sewing machine that tells the future and... on second thought, let's just all try and forget the first film, shall we?
While the comic-book audience collects itself after that communal groan, there may be a silver lining on this big old grey raincloud of news: Haas later tweeted that their upcoming script would be "Fox-less and "Loom-less", removing two of the major sticking points from the first film. Without spoiling things, it would be hard to bring back Angelina Jolie (who played the near skeletal Fox), and fans balked at the film's "Loom of Fate", a seemingly mythical device that provides the assassins with the names of their targets. While the original film was "based" (and we mean that in the absolute loosest way possible) on a graphic novel by Mark Millar, the sequel will most likely continue the film version's gun-fu leanings into new territory.