It’s Official an AVENGER$ Sequel Has Been Announced! [Updated]

The Avengers 2 is COMING!!!

Yes Virginia there WILL be an Avengers Sequel! With a Worldwide Box Office tally in only 2 weeks of over $700 Million dollars, the question wasn’t a matter of “if” but “when” for another sequel to one of the most successful movies of all-time, Marvel’s The Avengers! Well today during a conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings, Disney Chairman Bob Iger made the announcement that a sequel was in preparation, hopefully Josh Whedon will take the helm again. We can’t wait for the Avengers to Assemble once more!!!

In an email sent out this afternoon to Disney Cast Members, Bob addressed this officially;

Dear Fellow Employee:

Today we reported our company’s second quarter earnings, announcing an 18% increase in earnings per share (adjusted for comparability), primarily driven by growth in Media Networks and Parks & Resorts.

There are many exciting things happening across our businesses, starting with Marvel’s The Avengers, which shattered industry records, achieving the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, with $207 million. Since opening internationally less than two weeks ago, the movie has grossed more than $700 million globally, setting records as the biggest opening weekend of all time in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Central America, Peru, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand and the Philippines. 

It’s a fantastic movie, and we’re obviously thrilled that audiences around the world share that opinion. It’s also a great illustration of why we liked Marvel so much: great characters, great storytelling, and the wonderful ability for them to bring their characters and stories to the big screen and delight audiences so effectively.

From the creative to the production to the marketing and distribution and everything in between, The Avengers is a stunning success, and I sincerely thank everyone at Marvel and The Walt Disney Studios for your tremendous hard work. Congratulations on a truly extraordinary achievement.

Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America initially brought those compelling characters to millions of people, leading to the tremendous success we’re now seeing with The Avengers. We’ll continue to build on this incredible franchise with the release of Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 next year, followed by Captain America 2 in 2014. And, since I’m sure I will be asked… yes, we are in development on a sequel to The Avengers. There are obviously numerous benefits to creating such a valuable franchise, and one of them is in our Consumer Products business, where our combined Disney Marvel licensing team is hard at work bringing these characters to market in multiple ways, significantly growing our retail presence around the world. Based on early figures, the demand for The Avengers merchandise is very strong.

We’re very pleased with the results in the quarter, and thrilled with the reaction to The Avengers, and we are also extremely excited about the future. 


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