Date: 9th May 2012

"Avengers" to return to big screen in sequel

The runaway success of "The Avengers" movie landed the crime-fighting Marvel superhero team a return date to theatres.

Hot off the movie's record-setting debut, Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday an "Avengers" sequel is in the works, though no release date is set.

The movie debuted with a staggering $207.4 million (128.4 million pounds) from U.S. and Canadian theatres over the weekend, the biggest debut in film history. Globally, the film has pulled in $702.2 million.

The film unites Marvel superheroes including Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor and The Hulk in a battle against a villain out to destroy the Earth. Stars include Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson.

The second "Avengers" movie will follow a previously announced "Thor" and "Iron Man" sequels coming in 2013 and a new "Captain America" movie in 2014, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told industry analysts.

"Eventually, on a date to be determined, you'll see a sequel to 'Avengers,'" Iger said.

Source: Press Release



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