With the success of The Avengers last weekend in the U.S. box office, breaking records and the incredible amount brought in overseas, we all knew a sequel would have to happen. Nothing was announced before but we know the actors all have signed sequel clauses and such. Today, we finally get some official word.
Deadline reported that Disney CEO, Bob Iger announced they are developing a sequel. Apparently he said the success of The Avengers "is a great illustration of why we like Marvel so much." Keep in mind, Disney did pay a lot for Marvel. Disney and Marvel Studios also earned the success of making this movie happen.
As for when, sequels to Iron Man and Thor are set for next year with Cap 2 for 2014. There's an open slot left in 2014, speculation is Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-Man. We might not see Avengers 2 until 2015. Feels like a long ways off. But at least it will happen and hopefully with everyone, including Joss Whedon, on board.