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What to Expect from Avengers 2

You read that right. I’m talking about Avengers 2. There’s technically no movie yet and there’s not even a word about it but watching Avengers made me not only wonder if there’s a soon to be an Avengers 2 sequel, I actually believe there will be soon enough. Would you like to bet on it?

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So what made me believe that there will be an Avengers 2 movie? I’m sure it’s the same thought which crossed your mind at the culmination of the movie. That is, if you stayed long enough to see the movie credits. Most people won’t but I’m fond of waiting till the curtain falls. I’m hoping to see an unexpected scene perhaps or the usual possibility of a sequel left open. In Avengers, the latter happened.

If you’re wondering who the character at the credits was, it is Thanos, one of Marvel’s villains in its comic book series. In fact, he first appeared in Iron Man. But what role will he play in Avengers 2? Obviously, he’s going to be the new nemesis for the Avengers team. His presence on Earth will force the team to regroup again as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) foretold. How Thanos will appear and what will circumstances will it lead into is something we don’t know yet and can’t predict. It will be a surprise even if we read all the comic book collections, in the same manner that the other Marvel heroes’ movies are close yet far from the original comic book plot.

Aside from a new enemy, new characters can be possibly introduced, particularly more Avengers. But who would be included? If you refer to the original comic book series, Wasp and Ant Man were left out in the film. As the comic book series progressed, there were numerous other super heroes which had joined or were recruited by the Avengers team. In fact, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) were not part of the original group and were only introduced later. So the question will be which of such characters will be marketable enough for a movie franchise?

Can Wolverine be worthy? His character in the X-Men movie series was well followed that a solo movie was even filmed. In the comic book, he joins the group at a later time. But it doesn’t matter. Black Widow and Hawkeye got squeezed in too. The Avenger’s movie setting is not similar to the original comic book anymore anyway. Did you also wonder why Spiderman was not included? He’s still a Marvel character and movie franchises about him were blockbuster hits. We can’t say that for the upcoming remake yet though.

Whoever will be chosen as a new character, if ever, may have a separate movie first to introduce the character formally. All heroes in the Avengers movie were earlier introduced with their own film (Hulk, Thor, Captain America) with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) having two films. Black Widow and Hawkeye did not have separate movies, however, although Black Widow was present at Iron Man 2 and Hawkeye made an appearance at Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Another question will be - will the original stars be the same cast?

As for non-heroes such as agents, I was hoping Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) will still play a part. I was even thinking that his demise was faked as much as the Captain America (Chris Evans) cards were. He played a major role in bringing the team together as one, even in his death. Love teams can’t be missed as well. In Avengers, only Iron Man has Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow). It was a disappointment that Jane (Natalie Portman) for Thor was not in the movie.

But before we worry about an Avengers 2 movie, there’s already word that all Avengers with their own film will be releasing sequels. It starts with Iron Man 3 and Thor for 2013 and Captain America for 2014. There were also hints of a possible Hulk sequel as Mark Ruffalo already signed for six more films with Marvel. All cast in Avengers and their respective solo films will retain their original cast members.

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