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Disney's CEO Announces the Obvious: 'Avengers 2' is in the Works

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May 8, 2012
Source: Deadline

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Briefly: This should come as no surprise after that massive $207 million opening weekend Disney/Marvel's The Avengers just had, putting its current worldwide total up to $700 million. Of course they're going to make a sequel, we knew they'd be heading that way anyway, with the hint of a certain villain in the credits. Deadline reports that Disney CEO Bob Iger announced in an earnings call that "the company is developing a sequel." Iger apparently said the movie's success "is a great illustration of why we like Marvel so much." Indeed. There's nothing more than that, and I'm sure that's how Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige wants to keep it for now, as we've got Iron Man 3, Cap 2, Thor 2 and maybe even Ant-Man first. But we will see it.

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Reader Feedback - 34 Comments

1

Of course. I'm going to see this with the kids this weekend. The reviews so far rave about it being a popcorn movie ... but other than that ... shallow in story.

. Shannara on May 8, 2012

2

I don't know about it being shallow in story. It does a good job of making everyone the main character. And it's not all perfect teamwork either. Stick around until after the entire credits end. There's a nice little treat ūüôā

Chris Amaya on May 8, 2012

3

This time, the villain will be...wait for it...wait for it...MICKEY MOUSE! Wait. What?

Quanah on May 8, 2012

4

THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE! ¬†Mickey Mouse isn't even in the Marvel universe! ¬†Go read a comic book. Just kidding ūüėÄ

Josh on May 8, 2012

5

I can see it now, Fantasia Mickey. Leading the war of the brooms.

The Douche on May 9, 2012

6

Thanos will KICK ASS!!!

N. on May 8, 2012

7

Joss said he didn't want to do the same thing over again. big huge battles. So it will interesting if disney and joss go their separate ways. You know Disney, go hard and go broke. Im looking at you prince of persia and john carter.

mooreworthy on May 8, 2012

8

I agree

Scrihfield1 on May 8, 2012

9

Let me just say...meh.

Guest on May 8, 2012

10

Put Spidey and wolverine in place of Hawkeye and Black Widow

Robbneda on May 8, 2012

11

 If Thanos is in this thing, then yes. That'll probably happen. Hard.

Cracky on May 8, 2012

12

And long.

JBrotsis on May 9, 2012

13

spidey and woverine are owned by separate companies.. Sony & Fox.. they wont be featured in any disney/marvel films

Christopher Alan George on May 8, 2012

14

Always wondered, sony and fox's deal, how long or how many pictures until Marvel gets x-men, FF and spiderman back?

mooreworthy on May 9, 2012

15

Well from what I've read and understand is Marvel owns all of its characters (I believe) but they can not mix them across companies. For example... Spiderman and Thor being in the same movie...Won't happen.. What I also understand is that Sony has the rights to spiderman so long as they make a film for it within a certain amount of time.  Meaning they can not go without making a spiderman film for to long or else their ownership rights will then transfer.

Christopher Alan George on May 9, 2012

16

thanks. Hopefully that will happen soon.

mooreworthy on May 10, 2012

17

this isnt news. an avengers sequal was planned after iron man became a hit. marvel had it all planed out from there

Bcopes11 on May 8, 2012

18

Disney/marvel needs to buy back the rights to their characters!!! Fox owns fantastic 4, daredevil, and all the x-men... and sony owns spiderman. So we'll only see war machine , ant man, and maybe the wasp. Which are all weak characters to what they COULD do if they buy the rights back to their characters!!!

Whatsxhisxname on May 8, 2012

19

No doubt. Must see Wolverine vs. Hulk on the big screen.

mooreworthy on May 9, 2012

20

of course this was always a huge money making exercise, but i ask (spoiler) why oh why do you get ironman to point and ride a nuke to the mother ship. HELLO! will smith/independence day.  all the drones then fall down in midtown and its all over just like that....credits roll and another villian pops up.  that was the worst end of a movie for a looooong time. 

tug on May 9, 2012

21

It did end abruptly, but the worst compared to other comic movies?

mooreworthy on May 9, 2012

22

Yeah, the end of Ghost Rider comes to mind.  It looked like they literally just ran out of money and had to do the whole climax on a little soundstage. Plus, after a half-hour of kick-assery I didn't really mind the drones falling down.  All they were, after all, were drones.  Just extensions of Loki's will (which at that point had been broken)

JP on May 9, 2012

23

Ghost Rider.....shudder.

mooreworthy on May 9, 2012

24

I did not see this coming AT ALL :l

LosZombies on May 9, 2012

25

I wonder if they've consider the fact that HULK and Iron man will be in their fifties by the time the third one comes out.

Rhythm Master on May 9, 2012

26

Reboot!

mooreworthy on May 9, 2012

27

Hollywood 50s is like real life 35-40, and Hollywood 70 is like real life 50.

Hfd on May 9, 2012

28

 well Jeff Bridges look young in Tron..I mean Clu..

Adman Mustafid on May 9, 2012

29

How about bringing in Luke Cage and Iron Fist, atleast Luke to begin with. We need more Maria Hill and perhaps ms. Marvel. Anyone know if Spider-woman is owned by Sony? We need some more cool females. They could use Dr. Strange in future Avengers sequels

Loser on May 9, 2012

30

Michael jae White as Luke Cage!

mooreworthy on May 9, 2012

31

Jai would be fine, Terry Crews or the Rock but that depends on what they want to do with the character. If i remember correctly when John Singleton wanted to direct a Luke Cage movie he wanted Tyrese Gibson to play Luke

Loser on May 9, 2012

32

Tyrese would be a good choice age wise, but he is not a smooth as White, nor a skilled fighter. But hollywood can't teach anyone.

mooreworthy on May 10, 2012

33

Avengers 2: Caulsons Revenge No, but, really, theyre gonna need EVERYONE to take down Thanos as per Infinity Gauntlet. That took all the Superheroes in the tri-state area to send that purple bulk packing to the farm.

Voice of Reason on May 9, 2012

34

Haha Caulson's Revenge nice one.

Sidiqimustafa on May 26, 2012

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