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Time to re-assemble, The Avengers sequel is official!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:23 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:23
Let’s be honest geeks, we knew it was going to happen. The ending basically guaranteed it was coming but until it was officially announced, we had to dream. Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, was on a conference call when he dropped the news – The Avengers 2 is a go! He didn’t\wouldn’t\couldn’t confirm the release date, if Joss Whedon would helm it or if any of the cast will be returning. Just the fact that the onslaught of Marvel movie goodness was continuing with Iron Man 3 popping next year, possibly Thor 2 coming as well in 2013 (!) and Captain America 2 tentatively hitting in 2014.
The Avengers has racked up a serious amount of cash for the studio: $207.1 million opening weekend, $18 million just on the midnight premiere and globally has sucked in over $702 million. That kind of money is sure to turn any studio head into a true believer! Iger also let it be known that they were clearing room in some Disney parks to fit in Avenger themed attractions. Please oh please make a Black Widow ride!
Now we play the waiting game to see all the great details. If Disney can bring back all principals i.e. Whedon, Downey, Evans, Jackson, Johannson, Ruffalo etc and keep it as high quality as this one, we’ll have another stellar hit. Now if they can talk to Fox and Sony to bring some other characters to help out, that would make many a fanboy squee with giddy excitement!