It's Official: 'The Avengers 2' in the Works

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You knew it would happen eventually, but you have to admit you've been biting your nails just a bit, waiting for official word. Well, now you've got it. Marvel's The Avengers 2 will be made. How could Hollywood say no to a $207 million domestic opening weekend?

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Disney CEO Bob Iger made the official announcement during a conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes on the heels of previously announced sequels to Iron Man and Thor, both scheduled for release in 2013, while a Captain America sequel is expected to come in 2014. No release date has been announced yet for The Avengers 2.

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Meanwhile, THR reports that the Joss Whedon-directed superhero extravaganza has raked in more than $700 million worldwide to date. That can buy a lot of shawarma...