It's Official: "The Avengers" Will Come Back With Sequel
Still reigning in its box office glory, Marvel’s “The Avengers” is already scheduled to begin filming its sequel after an announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon (May 8).
This news is hardly shocking considering the super-hero’s mega opening weekend making more than $207 million and according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, "The Avengers isn't just a film, It's a franchise from our perspective.”
“Obviously, it was helped a lot by the success of the 'Iron Man' movies and of 'Thor' and 'Captain America'. From 'The Avengers' we get a chance to make 'Thor 2' and 'Captain America 2' and 'Iron Man 3' and hopefully another 'Avengers' movie. So this one film that is immensely successful... is going to get a number of other films and franchises,” he added.
In more exciting news, an undisclosed project is set to be released on May 16, 2014 and the Mickey Mouse powerhouse plans to add “Avengers” attractions to its theme parks.
"We have an ability to leverage what was a very fun film done by a great group of filmmakers into something much bigger for the company," Iger said. "And the effect will be prolonged and that's very, very exciting for us."
Watch the full interview below!
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