Haas and Brandt exited the sequel previously, but the studio asked them to come back in 2011. Haas said: “We got that call that you always love as a screenwriter. ‘Can you guys please come back?’ We loved the world. That experience was great. We said, ‘Well here’s what we want to do with the sequel.’ And they said, ‘Okay.'”
Haas says they will “pick up the story four years later. It’s ‘Where is Wesley four years after the events of the first movie?'” While Angelina Jolie won’t be back, “The only thing I can tell you is that Wesley [James McAvoy] is now, four years later, recruiting a young woman who is in his situation in the first movie. She’s got a sh**ty life. He’s sort of in the Fox role. This new girl is brought into the world,” he said.
Wanted hit theaters in June of 2008 and earned an impressive $341.4 million worldwide.