Because Hollywood knows full well that sticking the number two behind the title of a successful movie is an excellent way to MAKE ALL THE MONEY, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that The Avengers is getting a sequel, now that everyone has finally realized the undeniable genius of Joss Whedon and everything he does. Seriously, maybe it’s just me, but all of the best parts of the movie were just so characteristically Whedonesque, I actually turned to my boyfriend and squealed “Joss Whedon wrote that!” I’m a fanboy, sue me. Huffington Post reports:
It’s the type of story we have to write, but you saw this coming: Avengers is officially getting a sequel. Disney announced Tuesday afternoon that the second ensemble superhero film is already in development. It’s shockingly unsurprising news, for two main reasons: One, there’s a post-credits scene at the end of Marvel’s The Avengers that hints at a future film and, two, the first movie made the most money over an opening weekend in the history of motion pictures.
Still, it’s nice to see Disney take a break from counting their millions reacting to the positive fan reaction to the film and greenlighting a sequel. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the news at the beginning of a conference call with reporters, describing the success of the first film as “a great illustration of why we like Marvel so much.”
As long as they don’t go The Hangover 2 route, wherein they basically just re-release the first movie, only set in a different location, I’ll be fine with this. The world needs more movies written by Joss, dammit, especially if those movies have a scene where (SPOILER ALERT) The Hulk stops the antagonist mid-monologue and proceeds to repeatedly slap him against the ground like a wet towel, because OH MY GOSH HOW AWESOME WAS THAT PART?! JOSS WHEEEEEEEEEEEEDON!