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The Avengers 2 is officially announced. In other news, water is wet

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Let us just state the obvious here: This is not really news. After Hulk smashing the international box-office  into a smouldering ruin, while racking up mountains of praise, I don’t think anybody expected this NOT to happen, but I guess it’s good to have it all officially rubber-stamped.

Speaking during an earnings conference call, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Marvel Studios is in the process of developing a sequel to the (at last count) $702 million blockbuster. I am guessing that at this point in the call all the other attendees shrugged their shoulders and went, “Yeah, and…?”

Thus far there has been no indication as to which of the cast will be returning for the follow-up jaunt (although some of them already have contracts in place for solo movies), but last time I checked, all of them enjoyed getting truckloads of money delivered onto the front lawns of their Hollywood mansions, so I’m pretty sure we’ll see the ol’ band back together again. The only real question mark at this point is whether or not Joss Whedon will be in the driver’s seat once more, although you would have to think that Marvel realizes that he was the key to the success of The Avengers and that ditching him would be a titanic mistake.

Although no official release date has been scheduled, we will probably not see the sequel until 2015, while Marvel unleashes their next wave of movies at us, starting with Iron Man 3, Captain America 2 and Thor 2. They have left a spot in their 2014 schedule for a fourth movie, and judging by Edgar Wright’s recent teases, that will slot will more than likely be occupied by Ant-Man.

Last Updated: May 9, 2012


  1. Justin Hess

    May 9, 2012 at 09:54

    Yip, water is wet, sky is blue


  2. Darryn_Bonthuys

    May 9, 2012 at 10:23

    Chris Evans has a multi-movie deal, so I’m pretty certain that he’ll be back. Same story with Ruffalo I believe, although Downey Jr’s contract ends with Iron Man 3 I believe.

    Be sad to lose him.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      May 9, 2012 at 11:41

      Unless Iron Man gets killed off in 3, which I doubt, there is no way that Marvel would make an Avengers Movie without him. Downey/Stark has become the face of the Marvel Movie universe.


    • Theunis Jansen Van Rensburg

      May 9, 2012 at 12:20

      Apparently Chris Evens signed a 6-movie deal. So we will be seeing him in his star-spangled suit for some time to come!


  3. NiteFenix

    May 9, 2012 at 10:39

    Ant Man is awesome.


  4. Gavin Mannion

    May 9, 2012 at 11:07

    Ant Man… I had never ever heard of that until I saw a comic book cover on 9gag, I don’t think I want to see something based on an ant super hero


    • Kervyn Cloete

      May 9, 2012 at 12:16

      Crap name, great character. And think about it, if you knew nothing about them, would you ever even consider taking somebody who dresses as giant bat seriously?


      • Gavin Mannion

        May 9, 2012 at 15:48

        I don’t take the bat seriously, he’s the most over rated hero ever created. 


        • Kervyn Cloete

          May 9, 2012 at 16:32



        • Justin Hess

          May 9, 2012 at 16:36

          How? How in holy crap is Batman the most overrated Hero ever? He’s rated just fine near as I can tell. Personally, I think the Iron Man in the movies is the most overrated hero ever.

          I mean, big man in a suit of armor. Take that away and what is he? Oh wait…


        • Brian Van Der Merwe

          May 10, 2012 at 12:29

          Riddle me this, riddle me that, who’s afraid of the big, black bat?


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