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Will Kristen Stewart Star In Wanted 2?

Kristen’s Potential Involvement in Wanted 2

A few people have been asking about the potential involvement of Kristen Stewart in the upcoming Wanted 2 (2011), so I thought I’d share some of what’s being said. It seems that Kristen is being considered for this role, but there’s no telling at this time whether or not she will be available for the role or has committed to it.

A lot of entertainment sites/blogs/media outlets seem to be talking about Kristen and Wanted 2, and Kristen herself has expressed interest in the project. For these reasons, there could be some potential for her starring in the sequal – Wanted 2 – opposite James McAvoy.

So far we’ve heard from Kristen back in June that she would be interested in the project, but no concrete news has surfaced since. Here’s what Kristen had to say to MTV a couple of months back in June about Wanted 2:

“Yes. Definitely, as long as it was good and I mean, it’s really exciting to see [that could be an opportunity],” she admitted. ” ‘Wanted’ was a great movie, like, James McAvoy makes that movie different than most other action movies because he’s a real guy, and I feel like most action movies don’t have that. So if it had that [element], definitely. But I wouldn’t just want to be in a mindless, blow-up movie. I’m not into it.” – Kristen Stewart, MTV interview.

I haven’t seen the first Wanted film, but Angelina Jolie‘s character apparently gets killed off at the end. The writers for Wanted 2 considered having her character (and Angelina) come back from the dead for the sequel, but Ange apparently was not on board for that storyline or reprising the character, feeling that it would be a detriment to have her character brought back from the dead.

This leaves us with the potential for Kristen and James to star opposite one another in the sequel Wanted 2 with Kristen coming into the series as a brand new character. As of June 2010, Kristen had only confirmed 2 of her upcoming film projects with MTV:

“The only two projects that I’m confirmed in now are ‘On the Road’ and ‘Breaking Dawn’ 1 and 2.” – Kristen Stewart, MTV interview.

Kristen addressed the Wanted 2 rumours once again this summer during the Q&A session at Luna Park in Sydney, Australia:

“Right now, I have two projects lined up. I’m doing ‘‘ this Summer and then I’m doing ‘[The Twilight Saga’s] Breaking Dawn’. So other than that I have nothing ‘nailed down’.” – Kristen Stewart, Luna Park Q&A, Australia.

Premise of Wanted and Wanted 2

Wanted came out in 2008 and is an action film based on Mark Millar‘s comic book mini-series. The premise centers on Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy), a man who has become disillusioned with his office job and monotonous life. When Wesley discovers that his late father was involved in something called The Fraternity, a secret guild of assassins, his life takes a dramatic turn.

Wesley becomes involved in The Fraternity where he meets the leader – Sloan (Morgan Freeman), and begins working with mentor Fox (Angelina Jolie) as he trains to be an assassin. The story follows from here and delves into an action-packed world of assassin training, fighting, and mystery.

As for Wanted 2, the plot details and premise have not yet been revealed. From the talks and rumours circulating, it would seem Kristen could portray a new assassin within The Fraternity and she could also be a potential love interest for Wesley Gibson.

Why Kristen Should Star in Wanted 2

This seems like it could be a great role for Kristen for a few reasons: this would be a new genre of film for her to take on as we haven’t yet seen her in a full-on action movie. It would be a role very much different from her Twilight character Bella Swan for which she has been typecast by many.

Wanted 2 would allow her to work with some talented actors such as James McAvoy. She seems to thrive when acting around top-notch talent and this could be yet another opportunity for her to shine among the best of them

I also feel that the role of an assassin would be an interesting one for Kristen to play. The serious approach that Kristen has towards acting could be effectively channeled into this role: someone who’s emotions must be in check and someone who must make decisions without faltering or looking back. I think she has the look, the pose, and the serious attitude to pull this role off with ease. When trying to picture Kristen in Wanted 2, the first thing that comes to mind is the photoshoot with Allure Magazine. She looks so fierce and confident in that photoshoot – this look is very Wanted 2.

Media On Kristen and Wanted 2

Here’s what some other media outlets have to say about Kristen and Wanted 2:

“In all honesty, we bet Rob was just helping Kristen, 20, do her research. She IS supposed to take over Angelina’s role in Wanted 2, after all! What a good BF!” – Kirstin Benson, Hollywoodlife.

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“Millar remains optimistic that Universal might move forward with a sequel after having a great working relationship with the studio.

Commenting on rumors that Kristen Stewart would step in for Jolie, Millar answered “I hear new stuff every day. I hear stuff online, I hear stuff from Universal and I never quite know if it’s going or not.” – Hollywoodnews.

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“According to E! News, Kristen Stewart has met with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov on at least one occasion with regards to taking over for Angelina Jolie in a sequel to Wanted. No, Stewart wouldn’t be playing the same character Jolie played in the original; instead, she’d be taking on the role of a “young, ass-kicking assassin in the Fraternity.” One assumes that Stewart would also play the love interest of James McAvoy‘s character.” – Erik Davis, Fandango.

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[Photos from Allure Magazine photoshoot 2009, Twilight London Premiere 2008]

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August 13, 2010 Posted by | KStew | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments