Salt 2: American action thriller film Salt which released way back in 2010 has grabbed a whole lot of eyeballs as Angelina Jolie delivered a gripping performance as a Russian Spy on the run in order to clear her name. The movie was a box office success, raking in $36,011,243 on its opening week, and was met with hugely positive reviews laying special emphasis on Jolie’s performance in the movie. And a sequel by the looks of it is very much on its way.
During the promotion of the first movie, director Phillip Noyce was optimistic about a sequel, saying “Hopefully within a couple of years, we’ll have another one. Angelina’s so great in this part. When audiences see the movie they’re going to feel like it’s only just the beginning.” Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura also expressed further interest: “Angie, I know, loved that character, and would love to explore the character some more first and foremost.” If all of that was just for publicity, Salt 2 got a green signal on June 6, 2011 when Kurt Wimmer was announced as the screenwriter for the sequel of the 2010 action thriller. Further, on December 10, 2012 Sony Pictures announced hiring screenwriter Becky Johnston along with the return of the producer duo of Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash from the first film.
Tight-lipped is the correct word for the cast and crew of Salt 2 as no further official statements were obtained regarding the release of the upcoming movie, let alone any small significant information pertaining to it. The main point of concern about Salt 2 is one surrounding the involvement of Jolie in the film. In 2014, ScreenRant reported that the Maleficent actress will not feature in a possible Salt sequel but those talks have been falsified down the line. But Jolie has reportedly put a halt on signing new movies at the moment following her separation with Brad Pitt and the Hollywood diva seems to be on a break to sort things out before coming back to business. Post Salt in 2010, Jolie has expressed a diplomatic desire in coming back for Salt 2 quoting “if it comes together right” when asked about the sequel.
Nevertheless, there is a very low possibility of Salt 2 even happening if the celebrated actress decides not to take part in it but by the looks of it, the sequel is a fair share of time away from actually being rolled out. If the rumours regarding the development of the movie actually materialise, we might see Salt 2 sometime in 2018.