Avengers Update: Gross, Sequel and Marvel Villian Cameo
In what essentially amounts to a formality, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that an Avengers sequel is in development, Deadline reports.
Though no further details are yet available, Iger is quoted as saying that Avengers ”is a great illustration of why we like Marvel so much,” and that demand for merchandise has been, unsurprisingly, strong.
The Avengers had a record-breaking $207.4 million domestic opening this past weekend, and currently has made more than $700 million in worldwide totals.
Yes, Thanos is now a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — revealed as the shadowy figure behind the Chitauri army controlled by Loki — and that’s something that either means nothing to you or is one of the coolest things that could reasonably happen given the known laws of the (actual) universe. While Thanos is an antagonist with decades of history in Marvel Comics, he’s not as recognizable as say, Loki or the Red Skull, leaving a large portion of the audience wondering what exactly was going down.