According to Boxofficemojo, only eight “action heroine” movies have crossed the $100 million line at the box office—seven if you acknowledge more people saw Terminator 2: Judgement Day for Arnold Schwarzenegger than Linda Hamilton. But replace that classic with the missing blockbuster Wanted—which more people saw for Angelina Jolie than James McAvoy—and that means half of the eight female-led nine-figure actionfests starred Jolie. Unsurprisingly, another might be on its way. According to Deadline, Kurt Wimmer has begun work on a sequel to Salt, the 2010 film that featured Jolie as basically the female Jason Bourne.
Jolie has said she’s interested in returning to the character, though only Wimmer is officially signed to the project. The choice to bring back Wimmer is a little ironic, considering there are three different cuts of the film found on the DVD—one reason director Philip Noyce definitely will not be returning to the potential franchise. But it’s possible the second film would be comparably streamlined, able to focus on kick-ass set piece instead of the complicated backstory that burdened the original. And if Angelina’s Cleopatra is even half the headache every other Cleo film has been, she might enjoy tumbling over some car hoods with a gun.
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Angelina Jolie attends the French premiere of Salt looking perfect as always. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Angelina Jolie has been busy promoting her new film Slit, er, Salt this week overseas. Jolie went beyond the call of duty at the Japanese premiere of Salt, mingling with fans for nearly an hour (fans who likely wanted a better look at Angie’s exposed gams). PopEater reports that, “no one expected her to sign autographs at the premiere for over 45 minutes, pose for pictures with fans and shake hands before walking the red carpet. Even partner Brad Pitt looked confused watching her spend so much time with all the fans.”
The site also reports that, “the studio was shocked when Angie agreed to go to Comic-Con.” Hey, for $20 million, we’d mingle with fans and go to a convention too. Not sure we could pull off that dress though.
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Goodbye Billy Goat Gruff, hello J.D.! Reviving the feathery mullet from his breakthrough role as J.D. in 1991′s Thelma & Louise, Brad Pitt was back to his studly self last night at the Salt premiere. His drop-dead gorgeous date, and star of the action flick, Angelina Jolie, didn’t look too shabby either, in a more-playful-than-usualÃ‚Â Emporio ArmaniÃ‚Â sequined black mini. Hollywood’s super couple (sorry, Robsten) looked smitten and carefree at their first red carpet appearance since last December. My, how we’ve missed them!Ã‚Â [Photos: , MGM]
More shots from the premiere below, including stars from all ends of the fame spectrum – Kristin Cavallari, Amber Heard, Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi, and a stunning Naomi Watts.
Angelina Jolie is a woman with many sides. Glamorous actress, humanitarian, mother, and now, most identifiable to us, nerd. Jolie has been confirmed to make an appearance at Comic Con next week to promote the upcoming flick Salt, where she plays a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy. (How topical!)
Of course we kid, just making an appearance at Comic Con doesn’t mean you’re a nerd – last year the Twilight cast, Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana all showed up to add some hotness to the mix. No word on whether Brad Pitt will accompany Angie to the San Diego fest. Maybe he’ll just send his shaved off beard in his stead.
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June is just around the corner, which means hot temps, the occasional sunburn, and a major influx of movie releases. Many of us will beat the heat by noshing on some popcorn in a overly-air conditioned theater, but in the sea of blockbuster hopefuls, what’s worth our $12.50? What packs the heat, without causing pit stains? Considering the sex appeal of the stars, steaminess of the story, and cling of the wardrobe, we’re counting down a dozen flicks that’ll sizzle the summer months, from lukewarm to piping hot.
12. Sex and the City 2, May 27th: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis hit the Middle East in 5-inch heels, high-slitted designer dresses, and sparkly turbans. Beefcake and baby-less Aiden returns to tempt Mrs. Big.