DISNEY TO PRODUCE AVENGERS SEQUEL. SURPRISED?
In what was probably the most predictable news release of the decade, the Walt Disney Co. and Marvel said on Tuesday that they will produce a sequel to The Avengers. No release date was announced. The film debuted last weekend with a domestic gross of $207.4 million, by far the biggest weekend take in history. It added another $18.9 million on Monday. Industry observers speculated that the new Avengers film is not likely to be released until after upcoming Thor, Iron Man and Captain America sequels are released in 2013 and 2014.