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Avengers Makes $1 Billion, Two New Marvel Films In The Works


The Avengers has officially gone from making millions to billions. And we can certainly understand why – it was awesome. To celebrate, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reiterated the company’s plans for sequels to their solo films but also talked about two more properties they’ve yet to announce. 

First thing’s first. Deadline reports The Avengers, “broke $100M in its second weekend for the first time in movie history (beating Avatar‘s 75M)…”The international figure is $628.9M after adding $95.4M from overseas this weekend playing in almost every movie territory.”

The Avengers is now the first Marvel film and the fifth for Disney to reach $1 billion in global ticket sales.

“The biggest one could be yet to come,” writes the Hollywood Reporter, “the Disney and Marvel Studios’ film could match or overtake Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to become the third biggest grossing movie in history behind Avatar ($2.8 billion) and Titanic ($2.2 billion), both from James Cameron.”

Feige spoke to Bloomberg about what’s coming up from the company over the next few years. He said that although The Avengers will be their only film this year, the plan is to have two released each year from now on.

“In a week and a half, we begin filming Iron Man 3. By the end of the summer we’ll be working on the next Thor film, early next year the next Captain America film,” he said, mentioning what we already knew was in the works. He then added, “Those are the three we’ve announced so far. We’ve got two beyond that that we haven’t announced yet, but we’re working on.” Feige also mentioned the company meeting with Pixar about a possible Marvel animated film.

When he says “announced” does he mean films that really haven’t been announced yet, or just ones that haven’t officially been announced. We’ve heard plans of an Ant-Man film as well as Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy and perhaps another Hulk film. Can we all cross our fingers and hope Marvel decides to make one of those films about one of the Marvel women in the image above?

(via Deadline, Digital Spy)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."