Terence Stamp fans have it lucky this month. Not only is he appearing as the head of the evil terrorist organization KAOS in this Friday’s Get Smart, he will be making an appearance in the Angelina Jolie action pic Wanted. But don’t be too discouraged if he only has a small role in that film. Stamp told MTV Movies Blog that his appearance in Wanted may be small, he will return taking a substantial part in a hoped-for sequel.
“I play a character who’s called Pekwarsky,” Stamp explained. “He’s an enigmatic character who doesn’t feature a lot in the first one, but it’s something that’s written for a sequel.”
It is exciting to see that long term franchise planning is not being restricted to just the typical three picture deals actors sign when hired for a film project. Producers are starting to think ahead and plan for potential franchises not just in their casting but in their storytelling as well. Marvel Studios has already come out of the gate with their plan to build to an Avengers superhero team film. Hopefully other producers are contemplating this as well, and not just in the superhero film genre. How interesting would it be to see another genre of film attempt the same thing?