'Salt' is likely to get a sequel in "a couple of years".

The action movie - starring Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt - will likely get a follow up, the film's director Phillip Noyce has confirmed.

He said: "Hopefully within a couple of years, we'll have another one. Angelina's so great in this part. When audiences see the movie they're going to feel like it's only just the beginning."

Meanwhile, the movie's producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has confirmed having a woman as the lead spy in the movie did not affect studio Sony's decision to work on the film.

He said: "We had already sold it to Sony at that point. Literally, we couldn't sell The Script, so Sony read the script and loved it and bought it, and that's when they went out to Tom Cruise and Tom attached himself and then detached himself and then on came Angelina. That was all after they'd already sold the script."