This news is no surprise as it was on the cards when the first review arrived and now USA have seen Avengers (Assemble), the film has ripped the UK box office for second week as well as take worldwide figures to $700million (£500million). The film reeks in awesomeness in all categories (maybe only let down by very dark 3D) and is on (fast) track to join the $1 billion club probably destroying current members such as Harry Potter, Transformers to a pulp . So the news is will Avengers Assemble 2 be in the works? Answer is Yes(sort of)!
As the film is on course to probably be the biggest grossing comic book film ever and Disney in seven heaven with the Ghost of John Carter nearly wiped from existence, Deadline has stating Disney’s CEO Bob Iger is “hopeful” that a second movie will be in development which doesn’t mean there will be one however $700million in 2 weeks sounds like Disney have a mega cashcowand the success of the film is a forgone conclusion there will be another film. As when we have to say 2015 looks the earliest free schedule as Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2 and probably Edgar Wright’s Ant Man taking up the schedule line up for next 2 years is full. With this news do expect the usual rumours to rear their ugly heads, probably a campaign to have Joss Whedon directing but if we go by Marvel’s track record they have a tendency to bypass directors (with exception of Jon Favreau) for new blood in follow up films, this could be a case of them breaking mold. It would also be silly to suggest Whedon wants to or even can come back just have to look at the The Hunger Games scenario with Gary Ross people expecting him to return now we have Francis Lawrence at the helm for Catching Fire.
As and when things become more official, what plot there could be, who will direct or even star in Avengers Assemble 2 we will bring you that news when it arrives. If you haven’t seen Avengers Assemble need proof why you should, Read Dexter’s review after you read the press release from Marvel Entertainment & Disney Pictures:
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DOMINATES UK BOX OFFICE FOR SECOND WEEKEND, TAKING £11.6M OVER 3 DAY WEEKEND, TOTALLING £33.3M
US OPENING SMASHES HARRY POTTER RECORD FOR BIGGEST OPENING OF ALL TIME, TAKING A HULK SIZED $207.4 MILLION IN 3 DAYS
MASSIVE UK BOX OFFICE TODAY WILL SURPASS TOTAL RUN OF SUPERHERO SMASH HIT SPIDERMAN 3
Marvel Avengers Assemble reigned supreme at box offices all over the world this weekend, making it the top-grossing film worldwide for 2012, with the UK total of £33.3m being a massive £10m more than closest box office rival, The Hunger Games. Marvel Avengers Assemble will today also surpass superhero smash hit Spiderman 3 in the UK.
In the US audiences took the box office by storm, with IMAX theatres running out of seats to sell moviegoers, leading to an unprecedented opening weekend of $207.4milllion, eclipsing previous biggest opener – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, which took $169.2million in its opening weekend in 2011. The film has now taken over $641.8million worldwide in just two weeks.
In the UK Marvel Avengers Assemble has already grossed more than then entire runs of superhero predecessors Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Spiderman 2, with audiences still flocking to see this summer’s most anticipated blockbuster.
The success of Marvel Avengers Assemble has also exploded beyond the box office. The Facebook game “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” now attracts more than 1.2 million daily users. Also notable, is the increased sales of the wide range of Marvel and Avengers consumer products from retailers across the country who have expressed their delight at this strong performance from this most exciting of Super hero franchises.
“Avengers has started strongly for us, breathing new life into the Action Figures market. We look forward to seeing this continue throughout the rest of the season.” – Phil Markham Buying, Manager, Tesco
“We’re really pleased with initial sales, Avengers is already one of our top performing Boys Toy ranges.” - Andrea Abbis, Trading Manager Toys, Nursery, Kids & Baby World, Argos Ltd
The Avengers Assemble experience will continue throughout the summer with a new animated series of “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” set to debut on Disney XD, new additions to the range of existing products available and new content for the hit Facebook game. Shooting for Marvel Studios next film, Iron Man 3 begins this month in the US.
Marvel Avengers Assemble is the eagerly anticipated first Avengers film, bringing together some of Marvel’s most loved superhero characters in the biggest superhero movie in history. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel Avengers Assemble” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
Marvel Avengers Assemble is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham.