SaltOver at the excellent Los Angeles Times blog 24 Frames, reporter Steven Zeitchik looks at why a Salt sequel might or might not happen. The stars, director, and producer were cagey about a sequel during their press tour, despite the fact that, as Zeitchik puts it, "its ending was left open wider than Red Square." Studios see female leads as a risk, especially in a male-dominated genre, but Jolie is a wild card when it comes to action. If anything, Jolie's dramatic work has been less commercially successful than her action films, especially since previous action flicks she's been in -- Wanted and the Lara Croft series, for example -- already had built-in audiences.

Zeitchik points out the many possible roadblocks for Salt, including the packed schedules of Angelina Jolie and director Phillip Noyce. The bigger question marks are Sony and Salt's producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and whether or not Salt will make money in international territories.
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