Get ready for 'Wall Street 2'


It's a strange time for a movie about Wall Street. The market's down and public opinion of the masters of the universe is at an all-time low. But Entertainment Weekly reports that Michael Douglas has, after months of rumors, officially agreed to make his return to the role of Gordon Gekko in the sequel to the movie that won him the 1987 Oscar for Best Actor.

According to EW, "Oliver Stone will be back as the director of the followup to the movie that put the phrase "Greed is good" into the popular lexicon. Shia LaBeouf is in talks to play a young trader in Wall Street 2, which is set 20 years after the first installment. The film's plot will revolve around Gekko's life after he gets out of jail during the current economic climate."

The Wikipedia entry for Mr. Gekko lists him as having been in his mid-forties, which would put him in his mid-sixties now. By the time the movie actually hits theaters, he could be well into seventies. Will he pause in the middle of his "Greed is good" speech for a bathroom break?