Exclusive: James McAvoy says he wants to revisit superpowered assassin Wesley Gibson, and he knows the ideal tone for any potential Wanted 2.
James McAvoy reveals what his ideal plot for Wanted 2 would be if a sequel was ever made. The Scottish actor starred in the action thriller from director Timur Bekmambetov, which was inspired by a comic miniseries of the same name, all the way back in 2008. Wanted was generally well received by critics upon release and became a big hit at the box office, more than quadrupling its reported budget.
The story sees McAvoy’s frustrated office man Wesley Gibson learn he is the son of an assassin and decide to take his place in the Fraternity, a secret society of professional killers. He acted across from some big-name co-stars, including Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, with the cast’s performances reviewed positively along with Wanted‘s stylish visuals and relentless action. The film’s most enduring contribution to popular culture, however, was the concept of spinning bullets, possible thanks to the assassins’ ability to channel adrenaline into superhuman strength and reflexes.