Wanted tells the tale of one apathetic nobody’s transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a hero for a new generation: Wesley Gibson. 25-year-old Wes was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox. After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits him into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his father’s death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself. With wickedly brilliant tutor – including the fraternity’s enigmatic leader, Sloan – Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one can ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.
Based on the Comic
The comic evolves around Wesley Gibson: an average guy leading an average life. One fateful day he finds out that his father was a legendary criminal in a secret society of Super Villains. Wesley is eventually recruited into the organization and follows in the footsteps of his old man. The comic is really GRAPHIC and there is a lot of sex, violence & mayhem.
Due to the graphic nature of the comic, I highly doubt the movie will be following it too closely. Although I really hope it does. In the comic, Wesley becomes a super villain, and Mr. Wesley kicks ASS. He steals from the poor, murders innocent people and pillages unsuspecting citizens.
Although this sounds horrid it’s an interesting twist from the do-gooder norm.