Disney CEO Confirms ‘The Avengers 2′ is In Development

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The Avengers 2 Confirmed Disney CEO Confirms The Avengers 2 is In Development

With Marvel Studios delivering Disney the biggest theatrical opening ever with The Avengers this weekend, there was nothing but smiles of the faces of those at The Walt Disney Company sharing the corporation’s second quarter earnings today.

The Avengers has banked over $700 million worldwide in less than two weeks, having been open only five days in North America. Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger announced today that The Avengers 2 is already in development.

The reality of The Avengers 2 is a given, the only question is when. The film is such a massive hit at the box office that we wonder how it’ll affect Marvel Studios’ plans going forward. Next year they have Iron Man 3 and Thor 2, and the following year, Captain America 2. Do they want The Avengers 2 so badly that they’d put it in 2014? Or will they use their branding to start expanding the franchise and introducing other characters?

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There are are still two summer slots in 2014 that Marvel could use for in-development and recently teased Ant-Man, a SHIELD movie or something totally different, like Guardians of the Galaxy, but the earliest we’d find out more is likely around time for Comic-Con in July where we hope Marvel Studios will hold a panel for the upcoming Iron Man and Thor sequels.

We doubt any serious development has actually occurred for The Avengers sequel outside of ideas Joss Whedon, Marvel President Kevin Feige and others at the studios have already discussed in their planning out of the franchise’s future. At this point we don’t even know of Whedon will return to direct although we expect that Marvel will pay what’s necessary to make that happen. Another reason The Avengers 2 shouldn’t release until 2015 is because they need a lot of time to develop it and to lay down more foundation in other films before they can gather everyone together for long shoot.

My money is on The Avengers 2 coming in 2015. There’s no word on John Carter 2

If you’ve seen The Avengers and want to share your thoughts, join our Avengers spoilers discussion and read our explanation of the post-credit ending scenes.

The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard. It is of course written and directed by Joss Whedon.


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Source: Disney (via Reuters)

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    • i’m too eager to see spidey in avengers sequal…..
      avengers will be awesome only when spidey will lead the way….

      • Spider-man after he marries Marry Jane Watson becomes one of the avengers is he going to be in the 2nd avengers movie which I would like to see him in Andrew Garfield

  1. They’ll go for 2014 they’re already ready with a villain set and everything and given the success of this film they’ll go into the sequel ASAP they’ll allow care and time to each othe rlead in film bu they won’t want to wait, my guess is we’ll meet Hank Pym in Avengers 2 to set up Ultron for Avengers 3 though I must admit I do wish we would see Kang as a villain instead of Thanos but i’ll still be satisfied.

  2. POTENTIAL SPOILERS. I’m discussing some aspects of Avengers. Nothing crucial, but if you haven’t yet seen it and you’re reading this, I can’t feel all that responsible for you.

    After watching Avengers again I’m thinking that “the other” and Thanos will be in Thor 2, seeking the cosmic cube and punishment for Loki. For that reason I’m thinking Avengers 2 will be some other unexpected plot (Ultron?, the leader?), and they’ll build up to a much bigger fight with a more involved, and more powerful Thanos in Avengers 3 (involving even more characters that they’ll introduce over six years or so). The whole scene with “the other” promising “pain” if Loki didn’t deliver really stuck out this time. I don’t think they’ll leave that hanging. The extra scene with Thanos could be a teaser mostly for Thor 2 instead of Avengers.

    Also, Joss Whedon wants to go a different direction with Avengers II, if he had his way. Given that it was his idea to include Thanos, why would he state this? The two ideas aren’t entirely mutually exclusive, but having the Avengers fight the guy who was behind the events of the first movie, with more toys from Odin’s vault, doesn’t seem like a different direction. Main audiences won’t really care what the plot for A2 is, and the comic book fans will wait for a while if they get enough clues that Thanos will eventually be the big baddie.


  3. I feel that if they used 2014 for Avengers 2 that they would be rushing it a little too much. This film took about 5 years to make and it was really good so i hope they just take their time with it because timing is also key to making movies. Also i hope that they get everybody back for the sequel, i know they said that they were gonna use different characters and that it would make sense because the line up is always changing but i really love the cast that they used for this one, i think to bring them all back would be interesting because after Thor 2 Iron Man 3 and i want to say Captain America 2 but i am not sure when Avengers 2 comes out in 2014 or not yet lol. But between all the sequels and new marvel movies all the characters have developed a lot from the adventures that they’ve been through alone, but each one of them has developed in a different way because they are all different so each one would apply the new knowledge that they all have but they would still disagree on how they were doing it. Sorry if its hard to understand i take responsibility for that i was never all that good at explaining stuff like this. I also want WHEDON BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i really hope that he does come back because the movie probably wouldn’t be as good without him he really was the god of that movie i just saw the movie a third time and i still couldn’t get over what a fun good job that he did with that movie. I guess Marvel has their own Dark Knight franchise now, it mat take a while for the sequel to come out but whether Louis Letterier directs it or even the director of Benchwarmers i am seeing it on its opening night.

  4. I don’t think they should be already rushing the release date to 2014. The Avengers was AMAZING and I would really hate for the next one to be lacking because people didn’t take their time. Super excited to hear that there’s going to be a second one though! How about adding Wolverine and Spider-man? :D

  5. Avenmgers was a sick movie and i can’t wait for the second one, but if Tom Hidleston does’nt come back as Loki i believe it will not be as good, the world loved Loki and he made the movie if you want another great movie keep Loki as the bad guy but also bring in Thanos i think that would be a great movie!!!!

  6. If they can pull off a sequel just as great as the first one, I’m all for it. But I’d hate to see a second Avengers that didn’t live up to the first one just because they rushed into it :/ GREAT cast though! LOVED the movie altogether!

  7. I want the Avengers 2 movie to come out in 2014. I want the same people in the movie.

  8. In the avengers you should add black panther wasp and ant / giant man

    • If they make avengers 2 they need the same people in it if they go with other characters and leave the original avengers out I don’t think the movie will be as awesome as the first movie

  9. I loved the avengers and have been following marvel movie lines for as long as I can remember. I’m hoping that after the avengers sequel and all upcoming marvel projects, that marvel will realese a box DVD set of all the marvel movies, even from before Disney took over

  10. first of all movie will come out 2014 second another hulk will come out another thor and another iron man
    third it will not come out 2015 people it will be 2014 and last they wouldnt be rushing on doing this movie 2014 why because is 2 years and 5 months away you think thats little time let me tell you guys something we watch this movie and they wer all ready orginazing and doing stuff for the next movie and last i wanna see spiderman on the movie but to me dont think hes gonna be there but nothing we take suprises dont worry guys this next movie is gonna be a hit am telling you guys becuase i know cant tell you guys more because not authorized thanks guys wait for it 2 years i see you guys on avengers 2

  11. avengers 2 will be awesome with batman in it, they have to bring batman to avenger but its ok if batman is in DC but he is a part of marvel :)

  12. I totally agree with introducing new characters in the avengers 2! The fantastic 4, superman, batman, spiderman, and x-man! I honestly think that would make for the best sequal to a movie EVER! I was never a big fan of marvel comics until THE AVENGERS! It was packed with adventure and action with a perfect amount of drama and let’s not forget the amazingly humurous personalities as well! Oh I can’t wait for the sequal! It will be amazing!

  13. I think in avengers 2 Thor should see that girl that he met in his movie

  14. THE AVENGERS WERE AWESOME, I CAN’T WAIT TILL THE NEXT ONE, I HOPE IT WILL BE IN 2014 OR 2013, but 2013 probably won’t happen since they need to make the other movies before they make the avengers 2, i loved the 1st one so much i watched it about 3 times already i might watch it again in a few days or hours

  15. THE AVENGERS WAS AWESOME, I CAN’T WAIT TILL THE NEXT ONE, I HOPE IT WILL BE IN 2014 OR 2013, but 2013 probably won’t happen since they need to make the other movies before they make the avengers 2, i loved the 1st one so much i watched it about 3 times already i might watch it again in a few days or hours

  16. I want the next advengers to have a little romance oh, and spiderman. Captain America is single. ;)

  17. I want the next advengers to have a little romance oh, and spiderman. Captain America is single.

  18. I want Loki again.. somehow.. :D

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