No shit, right? There will be an Avengers 2. When? After the next round of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor movies, of course. Will Whedon direct? Who knows? Will Black Widow and Hawkeye get their own romantic-comedy in the interim? Who knows? Will Whedon kill off a major character? I bet he will! And I bet it’s Tony Stark. In fact, I bet he dreams about it every night. Will The Avengers 2 make a lot of money? Yes. If it looks like this, it will still open with $300 million.
Yeah, I’d see that movie, too.
Add $50 million to the opening weekend if they bring in Captain Hammer.
In the meantime, Joss Whedon has posted a lengthy thank-you letter to all of his long-time supporters over at the wonderful (and often very sensitive) Whedonesque. Check it out.
In other Avengers-related news, Rebecca Hall (The Town) may be lining up to take on the unspecified role in Iron Man 3 recently declined by Jessica Chastain. You know, these stand-alone superhero movies are going to feel so weak after The Avengers. It’ll be like returning to a regular installment of “Survivor” after an all-star season, except that The Avengers is a giggity-million times better than “Survivor.”
Also, Hayley Atwell. Remember her? Peggy Carter in Captain America? Yeah, she’s still stuck in the 40s, which means that Atwell’s run in The Avengers series is likely over. Whatever shall she do now? Oh, how about a semi-sequel to 10 Things I Hate About You? From the same writer and director. It’ll be called 10 Things I Hate About Life. It’s being described as a “direct-to-DVD, check cashing scheme.”