With the phenomenal success of Marvel’s The Avengers, everyone is already wondering about sequels. Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke to CNBC, and stated the obvious…
“The Avengers isn’t just a film,” says Iger. “It’s a franchise from our perspective. Obviously, it was helped a lot by the success of the ‘Iron Man’ movies and of ‘Thor’ and ‘Captain America’. From ‘The Avengers’ we get a chance to make ‘Thor 2’ and ‘Captain America 2’ and ‘Iron Man 3’ and hopefully another ‘Avengers’ movie. So this one film that is immensely successful… is going to get a number of other films and franchises.”
Iger goes on to say that the film turned into something bigger for the company, which is an odd statement, and seems to have an underlying message that Disney didn’t think the movie would do that well, but at the same time he says there will be prolonged effects of The Avengers for the mega-studio.
Disney has not made any announcements about when we might see a sequel, but Disney does have a yet announced movie on its release schedule for May 16, 2014.