James McAvoy is set to have a huge 2013. In addition to shooting 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', his new movies 'Welcome to the Punch' and Danny Boyle's 'Trance' are set to release. He also has the Oscar contender 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Hers' coming out towards the end of the year.
He's currently promoting 'Welcome to the Punch', and he's asked about the possibility of a Wanted sequel in an interview. To his credit, he doesn't play coy, but rather explains the reasons for the hold up.
He says, "They're doing the right thing. They won't go ahead with it unless they get a story that feel totally and utterly 100% passionate about. If they don't have that, then frankly they shouldn't go ahead. But if they get a story together that they feel that way about then great, yeah."
When 'Wanted' first come out in 2008, it was touted as an action vehicle mainly for Angelina Jolie, but it was McAvoy that made the bigger impression on audiences and critics alike. There has been much talk in the past few years over the studio's interest in bringing back the cast for a sequel, and there was even reports of a script being written at one point. However, it seems the studio hasn't been happy with any developments so far, and we'll just have to wait and see about any further developments.