Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer for Seventh Son
Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf on
Second Shaun The Sheep Teaser Is Here
He's off to pastures new...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
New Foxcatcher Trailer Arrives
The true-life drama has a new promo
Anthony Russo Talks Captain America 3
The Winter Soldier will return...
New Poster For The Judge
Downey! Duvall! The Dock!
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
Foxcatcher
25 December 2014
The Judge
24 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Lucy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Begin Again (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Chef (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Exhibition (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

An Avengers Sequel Is In The Works
Surprised? Us neither...

09 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Wow. We did not see that coming. Yes, Warner Bros. has decided to make all of our Christmases come at once and announced a sequel to The Avengers! More Ralph Fiennes as John Steed! More Sean Conn…. Sorry, what? Oh, it’s the other one. The one that has “Assemble” stapled to its name in the UK. That has now made more than $702 million worldwide. That one.  Put your giant teddy bear costume back in the wardrobe. Also, why did you have a giant teddy bear costume in the wardrobe?

As of right now, it’s all at a very early stage, and Disney boss Bob Iger has only said that an Avengers follow-up is “in the works.” But with the film Hulk-smashing box office records and generating more positive buzz than a swarm of bees given happy pills, a sequel is all but a done deal. Pretty much only the Mayan apocalypse will stop it now.

Marvel, of course, is focused on getting Iron Man 3, Captain America 2 and Thor 2 made and in theatres across the next couple of years. And no decisions have been made on who will write and direct any Avengers sequel. If we had our dream scenario, the Mouse House would already be camped outside Joss Whedon’s gaff with three lorry loads of money and a signed statement telling him he can do whatever he wants, but that will all have to be worked out later.

What we need to do now is knuckle the companies down on our Ali’s idea for a villain: Mr Fish! He’s surely the best candidate. Just consider his qualifications… a petty crook named Mortimer George Norris, who is mutated (thanks stolen radioactivity and a fall into New York’s East River) into a fish-faced baddie with enhanced strength. He’s got a catchphrase (“No one laughs at Mr Fish!”) and an occasional sidekick in The Walrus. The two once visited an exotic nightclub and were entertained by a portly stripper. The possibilities are literally limited. Make this happen, Marvel! 

And yes, we realise the mid-final-credits scene points to [REDACTED] but who wants that guy with all his powers and interesting story and nonsense. Also, they're probably lining him up for Thor 2 or something. Mr Fish FTW (fin it to win it). 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Killer Joe Trailer Online
Matthew McConaughey is lethal
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

RE: Devisive Dealings.. Death & Mayhem!
L: sharkboy A prediction for future movies, given the last few announcements -We know who appeared at the end of the Avengers.  know who the main villain will be in Iron Man 3.  So; Iron Man 3 gives us the rings of power Cap 2 brings in the concept of the infinity gems (poss Baron Zemo/Sin as villains?) -->Thor 2 is the construction of the Infinity Gauntlet in Asgard's workshops and Loki/Hela's attempts to use it --> Hela as Death, Avenger's surprise guest, Infinity War-style pl More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 16:24 on 17 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Devisive Dealings.. Death & Mayhem!
A prediction for future movies, given the last few announcements -We know who appeared at the end of the Avengers.  We also know who the main villain will be in Iron Man 3.  So; Iron Man 3 gives us the rings of power --> Cap 2 brings in the concept of the infinity gems (poss Baron Zemo/Sin as villains?) -->Thor 2 is the construction of the Infinity Gauntlet in Asgard's workshops and Loki/Hela's attempts to use it --> Hela as Death, Avenger's surprise guest, Infinity War- More

Posted by sharkboy at 14:02 on 17 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Devisive Dealings.. Death & Mayhem!
L: wig31 think they should also have the Silver Surfer in it near the end. This with lead into the Silver Surfer Movie. ilver Surfer belongs to Fox at the moment though because of the FF movie. So Disney/Marvel can't use him until fox's option runs out, which is probably years off. More

Posted by Osric at 09:38 on 15 May 2012 | Report This Post

This film, I like it...
ANOTHER! That is all. More

Posted by freyar_88 at 13:58 on 13 May 2012 | Report This Post

Not surprised
Well they didn't keep this very loki... More

Posted by james dean at 22:57 on 12 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Live Action Comic Books, Really
To add to the above: I gotta wonder, now. How long before we're asked to tune in to some sort of DVD/TV/Internet-only special or storyline building up to the actual 'Avengers 2' storyline? More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 14:24 on 12 May 2012 | Report This Post

Live Action Comic Books, Really
No surprise, of course. In a way, these movies have pretty much become live-action comic books, haven't they? You have all of these over-arching storylines spread throughout the end-credits and even actual plots of the movies preceding 'The Avengers' a massive story-arc, similar to "Civil War" in Marvel or "Days of Future Past" in the X-titles. I think this is one of the few times were the line, "Nah, you don't really need to watch the others" does not apply. It's a More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 14:16 on 12 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Devisive Dealings.. Death & Mayhem!
Thanos will be in either Thor 2 or Guardians of the Galaxy film if they do one. If they do, think they should also have the Silver Surfer in it near the end. This with lead into the Silver Surfer Movie. As for Avengers 2, think the villian/villians should be Hydra. More

Posted by wig31 at 19:36 on 11 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Devisive Dealings.. Death & Mayhem!
Avengers was a fantastic film. Been waiting for a comic book film like this for years. Think Thanos willl be either in Thor 2 or Guardians of the Galaxy film if they do it. I am waiting for them to do a decent Silver Surfer film. Was let down with his Appearance in Fantastic Four 2. Remember Thanos is the Surfers Arch Enemy. So maybe we will see them both in Guardians of the Galaxy film. Then in Avengers 3. More

Posted by wig31 at 19:31 on 11 May 2012 | Report This Post

Devisive Dealings.. Death & Mayhem!
Joss has given us an opening spectacle and the sequel should once more concentrate on Thanos pulling the Avengers apart, emotionally and phsyically.. and lets not forget that heroes don't always win, and many a comic would leave you on a cliff-hanger where the Avengers were often obliterated, with bodies laying everywhere and the looming question of do they all survive. If Disney/Marvel choose not to go with Joss for a second outing then I would like to see someone like Doug Liman bring to bare More

Posted by darkhart at 18:35 on 11 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: avengers 2
I say The Scarlet Witch or The Wasp. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 12:07 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Yawn.....YEAH RIGHT!!!
L: danielthompson99 I have read that Thanos is the villain, and he made an appearance in end credits (I missed that bit on the rush to the car park). PLEASE can we have a bit of Marvel Girl and Spider Woman PLEASE. Guessing Giant man and Wasp will be in, maybe the Vision. I agree, Joss Whedon has to do it. HAS TO! sp; I take your point on Whedon returning as director, but it might not be the case. Marvel Studios seem to be operate like James Bond producers, doing all the hiring a More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 10:06 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

Yawn.....YEAH RIGHT!!!
I have read that Thanos is the villain, and he made an appearance in end credits (I missed that bit on the rush to the car park). PLEASE can we have a bit of Marvel Girl and Spider Woman PLEASE. Guessing Giant man and Wasp will be in, maybe the Vision. I agree, Joss Whedon has to do it. HAS TO! More

Posted by danielthompson99 at 15:27 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

YAWN!
Not surprised either. In all fairness, Avengers was a massive let down for me and 3 star movie at best. Bring on the frickin Dark Knight and lets hope that isn't a garbled, muddled mess too! More

Posted by Fozola at 13:30 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Behind the times!!
Well considering since Iron Man 2 the majority of the cast have all said they have signed on for at least 2 Avengers sequels and 2 sequels to their respective characters this breaking news is no surprise!!! More

Posted by J_BUltimatum at 13:13 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

avengers 2
i hope they bring ms marvel into the avengers 2, we need more female heroes besides the black widow and maria hill. charlize theron would make a good powerful ms marvel More

Posted by king of the empire at 12:12 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Excellent!
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE was the most fun I had in the cinema for a long time, and I'm glad it's doing very well, both critically and commercially. If they are going to do a sequel, they shouldn't rush into it. My suggestion is that they make it just as epic as the first one, with the same humor and drama. Also, continue developing the relationship between the team. More

Posted by bb at 10:44 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: oh yes
There's plenty to choose from Kang, Masters Of Evil, ULTRON, Zodiac, Kree/Skrull & The Beyonder just to name a few. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:43 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

oh yes
theyneed a villian that can threaten the avengers.this will give the film emotional weight.something that superman seems to be missing is a villian that is on par with him and we are not talking lex luthor again. More

Posted by revanmalak at 10:21 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Personally, I'm holding out for the Circus Of Crime! More

Posted by wgfuzzydunlop1 at 01:17 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

avengers 2 im in
count me there avengers assemble is amazing More

Posted by chrisharvey1551 at 01:05 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Many Deaths Of Sean Bean
The actor talks us through his on-screen offings

Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)