By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Universal Pictures, Splash Page
While a sequel to Wanted doesn't exactly have a source graphic novel to back it, scribe Chris Morgan tells us not to worry.
Chris Morgan Back for Wanted 2
If he can successfully adapt the source material into a working film, Chris Morgan assumes he can handle the sequel. Talking to SplashPage, the scribe confirms that he has been given the responsibility of continuing the assassin story with Wanted 2.
“Yes, I will be writing it,” confirmed Morgan. “I’m actually leaving this conversation with you to go to a meeting with the director, Timur [Bekmambetov], and we’re talking about the story.”
Morgan confirms that Wanted-creator Mark Millar is currently in final negotiations with Universal Pictures on the sequel. While Millar does not have it in mind to create another graphic novel for the franchise, he will take an active part in continuing the story on film.
Since many of the characters died in the first film, Morgan does realize the challenges of creating a sequel.
“That is the challenge here,” laughed Morgan, “but the point is to continue the journey that Wes started in the first film. Wherever he ended up at the end of the film, now it’s time to move him forward.”
“There’s a natural journey that Wes needs to take,” continued Morgan, adding that the sequel “is going to be opened up to be more global.”