After the surprise success of this summer's Wanted movie, you may think that creator Mark Millar is already hard at work on a sequel to the story of why it's much cooler to be an assassin than just an average schmoe. And you'd be right... kind of. As Millar explains, while he is working on Wanted 2, it's not something that anyone should expect to see in their local comic store.Millar, who created the story along with artist JG Jones for 2004's six issue miniseries, said that working on the comic was so good that he has no desire to ever do it again:
I've got this reputation of being a total whore, and even when I'm adamant about something like this, people don't believe me, but there is nothing else coming from Wanted... That six issues was the end. I love doing new stuff anyway – I get bored so quickly.
Well, saying that there's nothing else coming from Wanted isn't entirely correct, as Millar himself admits:
At the premiere, everybody knew that it was going to make a lot of money, and we were all buzzing... On the way out, Marc Platt, the main producer put his arms around me and JG and said, ‘Okay, so what's the plan for Wanted 2?' I looked at him and said, ‘There is no plan,' and he said to me, ‘Okay, well, have something for us next week.' ...What I will be doing is providing them with a very small amount of stuff for a story, and that will be used as a basic story that they can build from. It will be a small outline that can possibly be picked apart and not used – but it will be something exclusively for the second film, and no one will ever really see it. It will be some of the stuff that we didn't utilize from the first book for the movie – like chapters three and four – there will be some stuff from that, so in the loosest sense it will be based on the book, but only very little.
So it's... something exclusively for the second film that no-one else will ever see, unless they've already read the original comic, in which case it's in the middle two chapters, apparently. At this rate of backtracking, maybe you should place an order for the Wanted 2 comic as soon as possible. Mark Millar - Wanted 2 in Film, Not Comics [Newsarama]