There was some initial disbelief that Evan Spiliotopolus was going to be the screenwriter for Wanted 2 - after all, should the writer of Pooh's Heffalump Movie really take his hand at writing about superpowered assassins who see themselves as agents of Fate? Well, according to what Mark Millar, creator of the Wanted comics, as well as producer of both Wanted films, wrote on his message board Millarworld, Spiliotopoulos is the man for the job.
Here's what Millar had to say:
Never listen to any commentators as they never know anything about who's coming back, etc. It's just speculation and 99% of the time these guys don't have access to the people who know. Wanted 2 is being made in a very tight circle at the moment.
As a producer on the thing, I'm excited. I know who's in it and after doing 342 million at the box office we have series money to spend on everything from cast to crew to script.
This guy is supposed to be really good. He did a GREAT action script recently (on an unproduced movie) and that's what got him this gig.
James McAvoy is expected to return for Wanted 2, and Timur Bekmambetov will direct again.