Why is “Wanted 2” set to fly without Angelina Jolie? According to the actress herself, it’s all about reality — she likes it in her movies, hence, she doesn’t think coming back for “Wanted 2” makes any kind of sense. Apparently coming back from the dead after getting shot in the head by a magical bullet carrying the brain stew of a dozen victims a split-second before is way too “out there” for Jolie.
Says Mrs. Brad Pitt during the promo rounds for her new action-adventure “Salt”:
Being dead makes it difficult. They were (trying to bring me back) but I kind of feel like if I die in a movie, I should die actually. I’m that way, and that character is not as complex as Salt. It would just be doing the exact same thing in another movie, so it’s not that interesting to me.
Well if nothing else, you gotta admire her steadfastness. “Wanted 2” would have been a guaranteed hit with Jolie back, but without her, who knows?
In any case, don’t expect “Wanted 2” anytime soon. With Jolie out, the script will need a major overhaul, and James McAvoy is busy playing a balding mutant in Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class”.