Now that Kristen Stewart has played a badass like Joan Jett in The Runaways, the doors are opening for the type of role she can snag – and popping a pair of guns in her hands and having her kick all sorts of ass alongside James McAvoy in the sequel to Wanted appears to be one of those potential roles. Director Timur Bekmambetov has apparently expressed interest in bringing in Stewart to fill the void left in the franchise by the absence of Angelina Jolie’s character, whom you may remember committed an impressive kind of suicide at the end of the first film.
Oddly enough, Bekmambetov is still trying to bring Jolie back in some form for Wanted 2, although there’s some question as to whether or not she wants to do it, or even has any time to give for even a cameo in a flashback. There’s also nothing solid about the Stewart version of the sequel, considering how nasty the Twilight people can be about scheduling issues – although they’ll have a more difficult time of recasting Bella than they did when ousting Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in favor of Bryce Dallas Howard. But it’s a pretty darn interesting rumor nonetheless.
Refresh yourself on Wanted right here (and if you’re a Comcast Cinemax subscriber, you can watch the whole movie right here on Fancast right now), and try to imagine our beloved toothy waif getting seriously stylized.