Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

David Ayer May Send The Suicide Squad Into Battle
Fury director considering DC Entertainment film
Gary Whitta Hired To Write Mark Millar Adaptation
From Star Wars to Starlight
Pete's Dragon Finds Two Young Stars
Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence score the leads
Supergirl Headed To The Small Screen
US network CBS picks up a show from the pages of DC
Anthony Mackie Says Our Brand Is Crisis
Set to join Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton
Amber Heard Joins Magic Mike XXL
She's snagged a lead role
Nick Frost Heads To Doctor Who
For this year's Christmas episode
Max Borenstein On To Write Godzilla Sequel
He's back with the big beasts
More Movie News

16 September 2014
Jack Huston Is The New Ben-Hur
He'll join Morgan Freeman in the latest version of the epic
More Movie News

26 December 2014
More Future Films

Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
On The Road (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Kristen Stewart Up For Wanted 2?
She's been in talks, apparently

22 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: E! Online

submit to reddit

This one couldn’t be more of a rumour if it was placed under a flashing neon billboard that screamed RUMOUR in 30ft high letters, but we thought we’d tell you anyway: Kristen Stewart has apparently landed on the producers’ wish list for Wanted 2.

Back in February, when Angelina Jolie reportedly ditched the sequel over contract issues and for Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi Gravity (she’s since dropped out of that as well), it was widely thought that it meant the follow-up to Timur Bekmambetov’s adaptation of Mark Millar’s assassin-crammed comic would quietly wither on the vine.

But now comes word from E! Online (yes, we know… not exactly the highest authority) that producers have “expressed an interest” in getting K-Stew to fill the attractive lady vacuum as a new killer character.

And it’s hardly surprising that if – emphasis on the if – the Wanted team are still intent on making the new movie, they’d be talking to the sort of publicity-grabbing talent who could theoretically draw a new audience to it.

Plus, it would be good to see Stewart getting to kick a little more ass to combat all the moping we have to put up with thanks to the Twilight franchise. We just won’t be expecting this one to turn into real news any time soon.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Eisner Making Escape From New York
Wanted: Someone to play Snake Plissken
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

I'll be in line for whatever role she does next
So many will More

Posted by monkeyhumour at 11:28 on 19 July 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Huh, I was pretty sure this sequel was dead since Jolie bailed
L: ashkam She won The Rising Star Award at the BAFTAS not best supporting actress. stand corrected, not sure how i mixed that one up! Either way, I agree with the point 'I don't see what all the fuss is about her'. No, she is definately the next Meryl Streep More

Posted by robwillphill at 13:35 on 25 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Huh, I was pretty sure this sequel was dead since Jolie bailed
She won The Rising Star Award at the BAFTAS not best supporting actress. Adventureland wasn't my favourite movie but she showed a bit more vitality in that role. Still, I don't see what all the fuss is about her. I can't believe that she would be considered Angelina Jolie's 'replacement' as smoking hot femme fatale-ish character and I mostly can't believe that she was rumoured to seriously be considered to play The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in the US adaptation. Do people really think she's l More

Posted by ashkam at 11:04 on 25 April 2010 | Report This Post

Kristen Stewart Up For Wanted 2?

Posted by Angelis2811 at 21:27 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

I wouldn't like this to happen, but I would like to see Kristen in a different role than the ones I have seen her in. It would be intresting to see her in an action film. More

Posted by efc91 at 18:02 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Please tell me Empire are having a belated April Fools Joke? Whilst a self confessed Twilight watcher/reader, I cant bear K-Stew and her mopey emo I-hate-everyone attitude. Wanted was amazing in that it was silly, loud and stuff got blown up. Stick Bella in the film and people will want to kill themselves afterwards. Probably. More

Posted by Mahj at 10:31 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Huh, I was pretty sure this sequel was dead since Jolie bailed
L: Marwood As for Stewart I think she's a much better actress than she gets credit for - Twilight seems to be a blight on her career due to her dead eyed delivery, that to me just shows it's a money job but in other films (like Adventureland) she's more animated - probably because she gives a shit about the material. sp; Hmm intersting - I have always thought that she can only provide, as you put it, a 'dead eyed delivery'. I will have to see this 'Adventureland' and see if she has More

Posted by robwillphill at 10:14 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Huh, I was pretty sure this sequel was dead since Jolie bailed
I didn't really see the need to bring her back anyway seeing as James McAvoy is the main character (unless this was going to be a Fox prequel). Really enjoyed the first film and though McAvoy was surprisingly great so I'd be happy to see a sequel providing it's as balls out insane as the first one. As for Stewart I think she's a much better actress than she gets credit for - Twilight seems to be a blight on her career due to her dead eyed delivery, that to me just shows it's a money job bu More

Posted by Marwood at 09:13 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Just one thing...
... just to make sure nobody's forgotten, Wanted was bl**dy awful. I'm not saying that's a bad thing (I've seen Chronicles of Riddick more times than I've had hot dinners), but let's not beat around the bush. It stinks like deep fried *ss. Might that have something to do with it? More

Posted by Nicky C at 22:02 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list

The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)