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There’s been some Avengers 2 talk over recent weeks, so what has been said and what direction is the sequel likely to go in?

The Avengers is shaping up to be an enormous financial hit. After just two days at the foreign box office it’s taken $36 million and broken records, including the third biggest opening day in British history. In the US, it’s tracking at one and a half times the pre-sales of all other Marvel Studio movies – combined. Which means it’s going to open somewhere in the range of $160-200 million. Audiences have rated it an extremely high 9.0 on IMDB, and 96% of critics like it or love it. I’ve seen the movie, and it has a much higher rewatchability than other superhero adventures – expect significant repeat viewings after a huge opening.

All of which means a very large financial incentive to press forward on a sequel. So what can we expect from The Avengers 2? Firstly it will almost certainly add to the team. Stan Lee doesn’t have creative input but he’s said he’d like to see Black Panther, Dr. Strange or Ant-Man join up. There’s been an Ant-Man standalone movie in development for some time, and more recently a Dr. Strange movie is on the boil. Ant-Man and Wasp seem like very likely additions as they have been an almost permanent feature of Avengers comics in recent years. Don’t expect to see Spider-Man join though, as those movie rights are likely to stay at Sony for a considerable time.

Producer Kevin Feige is in creative charge of the movies and says that Marvel’s upcoming movies will fit together as another set of films leading up to the Avengers sequel. Iron Man 3 “will be the first of what we refer to as phase two of this saga, that will culminate in Avengers 2.” He also mentioned that a Dr. Strange movie could well fit into this second phase. All of which means that the Avengers follow-up won’t hit theaters until 2014 at the very earliest, with 2015 more likely.

Who will be the villain? **AVENGERS SPOILER** The Avengers end credit scene introduces us to Thanos, who smiles when he’s told that to attack Earth is to “court death”. Thanos in the comics is fascinated with death and nihilism. He kills millions on his home planet with nuclear bombardment before travelling to earth. He is capable of superhuman strength and can absorb and project vast quantities of cosmic energy, enough to obliterate planets. His most famous storyline sees him gain possession of the Infinity Gauntlet, recently glimpsed in the Thor movie (in Odin’s trophy room). Each gem of that gauntlet grants its bearer complete mastery over one aspect of the universe: Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, or Power. ** END SPOILER **

The Avengers 2 - Sequel Plot, Villain


Update: Aug 2013 – The movie will be called The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, with Ultron as the main villain. He will be voiced by James Spader. Ultron is a robotic artificial intelligence overwhelmed with a god complex and a rage toward his creators, who longs to take over the Earth with his own spawn. Tony Stark is likely to be involved in his creation, and Ultron may be a corrupted version of the Jarvis AI. Whedon says, “He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy. He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff.” Whedon also indicates that some of his abilities from the comics will be stripped.

The official plotline is: ‘As the US Government create a force, known as Ultron, The Avengers are told they are not needed any longer. But when Ultron turns against Humanity, it’s time for The Avengers to assemble yet again for their most dangerous challenge ever.’

Thanos will be the mastermind villain in the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy movie but will also make appearances in Marvel films after that, so could still play some role in The Avengers sequel.

Confirmed new team members are brother/sister act Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Whedon explains his reasoning, “One of the problems I had on the first one was everybody basically had punchy powers. [Quicksilver]’s got super speed. [Scarlet Witch] can weave spells and a little telekinesis, get inside your head. There’s good stuff they can do that will help keep it fresh.

The release date is May 1st, 2015.


What would you like to see happen in an Avengers sequel? Who should join the team? What do you think of Ultron as the villain? Are you happy with Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as the new additions? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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  • JAJA407 said

    LISTEN THE IRON FIST, SPIDER-MAN, LUKE CAGE, WOLVERINE, MR.S MARVEL, BLACK PANTHER, AND ONLY POSSIBLY ANT-MAN, WASP, AND THE THING MIGHT JOIN THE AVENGERS TO FIGHT THANOS, WHO WILL PROBABLY RECRUIT THE SKRULLS TO FIGHT THE NEW AVENGERS, AND SOME OF THE OTHER AVENGERS FROM THE ORIGINAL MOVIE MIGHT LEAVE SUCH AS THE HULK, THOR, IRON MAN, AND HAWKEYE MIGHT LEAVE THE AVENGERS

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  • chris said

    I think Dr Doom should be another evil villain, he could play a good role in fighting for the evil leader.

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  • madeline janofsky said

    when will Avegers 2 be released on DVD? Can it be backordered?

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  • JT said

    It would be amazing if they could negotiate with FOX to get Scarlet Witch and Vision joining but I can’t imagine that this would happen anytime soon. I would also like to see Balder included in Thor 2 (Liam Hemsworth?) and Amora and Hela and prospective villanesses for future movies

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  • Caio said

    Thanos is definitely the main villain in Avenger sequel, although there are great chances some sub villains make their way into the franchise, probably Red Skull which is big involved with the infinity gems (remember when he touches the cosmic cube he got teletransported into another realm)

    Dr Strange and Ant Man are for sure coming into the Screen. A big tip for Strange is the orb of Agammoto shown in Odin’s Vault in Thor’s movie.

    Iron Man 3 should get as villain Fing Fang Foom or, less probably, Mandarin.

    Captain America 2 villain should probably be Arnim Zola, which have big appearances in plenty of series in the Marvel universe…

    Thor sequel i have no idea haha

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  • victor said

    well i think that it will really be cool if spider-man cuz spider-man wus in the Avengers befor, well spider-man would make the movie even better more action an plus New York is were spider-man lives and his playground.I would like to see the halk an spider-man work as a team.Im not worried about who the vilins r cuz i no it will be cool like the first one.I just realy wont to c spider-man in Avengers 2

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  • Reminiscer said

    I’d love to see any or all additions of the Avengers Scarlet Witch, Vision, Hank and Janet Pym, Black Panther, and Wonderman.
    For villains, I’d go for a story involving Proteus (carry over from Uncanny X-Men) and/or Mephisto for the organic angle and Ultron for the inorganic challenges.
    The storyline history amongst a number of these heroes and foes could make for an awesome film sequel! Today’s special effects could lend to incredible results!
    By the way, if love interests are shared, the Scarlet Witch – Vision match was classic. We also need nonhetero(Gay/, Lesbian)heroes to be featured!
    And by the way, can SOME of the intergalactic villains look and sound more physically attractive?
    Loki looked OK. But villains don’t always need to sneer and pontificate or seem so manic in their actions. They can behave perfectly justified, matter of fact, humorous. This is seldom presented as such, especially in the superhero/sci-fi movie genre. Something to consider by the creative writers, directors, producers, and actors.
    OK, one more assertion…don’t feel forced to put “flavor of the moment” popular actors/actresses in prime roles. They aren’t necessary the big draw for many (geek and nongeek, alike) who will rush to see the film and buy/download it later; I don’t care what your sources tell you.
    Thanks for the opportunity to sound off!

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  • avengersrule said

    the x-men meets avengers would be pretty cool but if the fantastic 4,silver surfer,and all the previous avengers of all time were in the 2nd movie or a movie in a whole series plus batman and robin,maybe even catwoman, that would just be amazing.the last movie should where they all met like x-men first class but for the avengers.they should al fight a totaly new supervillin that is like the power of every villin ever made .that movie right ther would be absolutly sick! anybody like it help with a petition for the maker of the movie.

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  • Christopher said

    I think they should give it at least until 2016, I know the movie was hot and they want to bank while it is still hot. The reason is I want to see a Thor 2, Captain America 2, Iron Man 3, The Incredible Hulk 2, The Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Ant-Man and if Disney and Paramount can offer Sony a deal, a Spider-Man movie that connects him to The Avengers so he can be a part of The Avengers: Phase 2. Plus a couple other characters would make a good addition: Spider Woman, Vision, Scarlet Witch. Plus maybe even Luke Cage, give him his own movie that links him to the Avengers. I know it is alot of characters to put into one movie and turn it into a 2 and a half hour movie. Do what they’re doing for The Hobbit; split it up into two movies. One in the summer and one in the Winter. The Avengers: Phase 2- Assemble, and The Avengers: Phase 2- Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

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  • Jackson said

    I saw the secret ID of Wasp in Avengers #1- I have a feeling she’ll be in it

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  • Me, not you said

    Am I the only one that notices these comment sections are always the same? Someone makes a comment, someone proves/disproves it. Someone makes almost the same comment, it again gets proven/dis-proven. This goes on for twenty pages with maybe a handful of original comments in the whole thing. Education fail :(

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  • Nick James said

    If a sequel is going to be made, then get the red tape done with and get wolverine into a sequel. The following of him alone in the movie would make it a top movie of all time!

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  • Anthony Melgoza said

    Well the main once who were in the first is going to be in this one so thats good. I would like to see dare evil,beast from x-men fanstic 4 but I cant wait for the second cause of so far this one is the best hero movie that I seen. So I cant wait

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  • julia calderon said

    I would like to see THE GREEN LANTERN , he would be really good in the avengers 2 and maybe hellboy

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  • Hybrid Dolphin said

    BATMAN!

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