Earlier this week Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov confirmed that he had started pre-production for Wanted 2 and had found a way to bring back Angelina Jolie's character, Fox. He didn't actually mention James McAvoy, but I assumed, like a few others that James was automatically doing a sequel. Mark Millar (the writer of the Wanted comic books) confirmed in September of 2008 that not only were there two sequels that were greenlit, but that James McAvoy had signed on for both sequels. But, Cinematical seems to think that McAvoy's return is even less likely than Angelina Jolie's:
Jolie might not be the only familiar face returning to the comic book flick, although it's not who you might think. Bekmabetov has already hinted that Kostya Khabenskiy could return as The Exterminator, and Terrence Stamp seems to think he'll be a part of the sequel as well. But the big question mark hanging over the film is still: "What about James McAvoy?" Well, I wouldn't hold your breath, because it looks like his return is even less likely than Jolie's. Bekmabetov doesn't even mention McAvoy in the interview, and the Scottish actor appears to be booked solid for the coming months. Although, if Bekmabetov is willing to bring people back from the dead, who knows what he might come up with to get McAvoy back in the picture.
I have no idea what to make of this, but I'll keep you posted.