Despite rocking the box office like an especially lively death metal group, The Avengers will all be returning to our cinema screens with a vengeance, exercising their comic-book heroics in one form or another. An Avengers Assemble follow up has pretty much been confirmed, and all of the world saving super heroes have big budget sequels lined up.
Marvel is now initiating stage 2, entering a new phase of plans to take over the world by pummeling it with kick ass comic book movie after kick ass comic book movie.
With Captain America: The First Avenger and 2011′s Thor having raked up the cash, earning favourable reviews, further installments of their respective franchises exploring new chapters in the lives of the two heroes were to be expected.
Filmaking brothers Joe and Anthony Russo have been tapped to helm the Cap’ sequel, while Game of Thrones director, Alan Taylor, has been hired to build on Kenneth Branagh’s good work on Thor.
Both Chrises – Evans and Hemsworth – have signed up to reprise their roles as the heroes of the upcoming projects. No surprises there. What is, surprising, however, is Marvel’s decision to rename the prospective films.
Fans excited about Captain America 2 and Thor 2 will now have to be giddy about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World; as that’s what the two films have been renamed.
The titles may take some getting used to but it is very doubtful that most moviegoers will bear many grudges about the new names. The important thing is the Cap and Thor kick ass. Which, come November 8, 2013, and April 4, 2014 (respectively), is exactly what they’re expected to do.