So this is one of those things we all knew was going to happen, but we are going to write about it anyways. Disney has officially announced on Tuesday that The Avengers 2 is in production!
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the news at the beginning of a conference call with reporters, describing the success of the first film as “a great illustration of why we like Marvel so much.”
Over the weekend, The Avengers broke box-office weekend records with a whooping $207 million opening, earning the second-highest single day gross of all time (after “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2”). And that is also not including that the film has accumulated over $500 million overseas alone, bringing the grand total to about nearly $744 million. The Avengers is currently estimated to reach $1 billion by this Sunday! So yea, I believe that means there will be a sequel.
There has even been some good ol’ fashioned fan rivalry going on over the success of The Avengers and how it will do against the upcoming Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘. The Avengers has already taken the title from the Dark Knight for being one of the fastest movies to reach 250 million opening weekend. So Batman, you have some big shoes to fill.
So far all of the original cast of The Avengers are planning to return for the sequel and even director Joss Whedon has been given a option to return to direct the film if he wants. But just in case you can’t wait that long for the return of the Avengers, Disney has already put more coal in the fire to keep your Marvel excitement nice and warm. Iron Man 3 is scheduled to hit summer of 2013 and Thor 2 will follow in the fall, and Captain America 2 is scheduled to hit theaters April 4th of 2014.
(Source) Nerd Reactor, Huffington Post, Wikipedia