Both Jolie and the films screenwriter, Kurt Wimmer, were coming back to craft the sequel, which looked poised to potentially launch an action franchise. However, a decade later and Salt 2 is as far along in production as John Carter 2 – which is to say not at all.
If you're a fan of spy thrillers, you may have already seen 2010's Salt, starring. Fans regarded Jolie as an iconic action star in the mid-2000s as she made various films being the brave heroine. The Tomb Raider franchise in 2001 and 2008 were both a success — and the blockbuster hits made her one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood via.
Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer, known for his works on Ultraviolet and Equilibrium, made a script entitled The Far-Reaching Philosophy of Edwin A. The actor got excited about the film at first, but he eventually turned down the role for he felt Salt being too similar to his via. Columbia Pictures' chief executive Amy Pascal then suggested Jolie for the role — which led to changes in the script. The actress became Evelyn Salt, and her portrayal of the character in the movie made people forget about Tom Cruise being the first choice.
Despite the success, the second installment of the film never happened. Jolie received the script for the sequel, and her enthusiasm for the second film quickly changed to the point that the movie never pushed through.
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She turned down the role, and Columbia Pictures never replaced her nor changed the script via. In 2012, Columbia Pictures had their eyes set on hiring a new writer for Salt 2 — Becky Johnston, an Oscar nominee and well-known for her works on Arthur Newman and Seven Years in Tibet via.
In spite of efforts, though, the progress of the film stalled. Then came 2014, when Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the producer of Salt, shared some news about the sequel. Despite di Bonaventura's statement regarding the second film, nothing happened to its production.
Sony wanted an adaptation of the original spy thriller, but they aimed for the European market.
As to Angelina Jolie playing the same character, Sony did not reveal any information. Though Jolie really did nail Will there be a salt 2 with Angelina Jolie? her fight scenes, and she looked so empowering as Evelyn Salt. A shame that a Salt follow-up never happened.
Nonetheless, Sony hasn't really addressed the cancelation of the pitched Salt series.