I’ve always found it odd that movies get the greenlight for sequels before the first movie arrives in the theaters.  Of course with the amount of money a studio sinks into a potential franchise, it’s always better to lock up the sequels early before the actors get too old or too busy with other projects to return to the property.

The early buzz about Thor has been very positive, so it comes as no surprise to learn that both Thor and Captain America have been given the go ahead to do another film.

“Thor will go off into a new adventure,” says (Marvel Studios President Kevnin) Feige, “and Captain America will continue to explore the modern world in another film of his own. We hope that holds true for the characters appearing in that film — Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the spy organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. — all of whom are more than worthy and capable of carrying their own films. And, we’ve got a lot of other characters we’re prepping and getting ready for film debuts: the world of martial arts, these great cosmic space fantasies, Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe. There are many, many stories to be mined.”

The other properties mentioned could make it to the big screen, but I think this is where box office numbers will do more in getting those movies made than early hype and Internet site commentary.

via Super Hero Hype

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Jimmy
    April 20, 2011 at 8:44 am — Reply

    I think given fan reactions and the recent history of Marvel film performance on a similar scale (ie. Iron Man), it’s absolutely zero risk to announce sequels being given the go-ahead at this point.

    Also, if for some reason one or both of them are box office bombs, they could always scrap the sequels…

  2. TaZ
    April 20, 2011 at 11:25 am — Reply

    In the words of my friend Percy “Paul Bearer” Pringle….”ooooohhhhhh yesssssss! OOOOOOHHHHH YEEESSSSS!”

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