Well well well, Who could have seen this coming? What with The Avengers doing reasonably well at the worldwide box office over the last week or two, Marvel has decided to take a risk and start work on a sequel to the combined adventures of Thor, Captain America, IronMan, The Hulk et al.
Of course this is all at a very early stage of production, with Disney boss Bob Iger simply announcing that an Avengers follow-up is 'in the works.' This was always going to happen though after Joss Whedon's movie smashed almost every box-office record in existence and received so many positive his reviews that his mother must be gushing with so much pride she could burst.
It will be interesting to see how they manoeuvre the sequels into the films of Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, Thor 2 and Mark Ruffalo's debut feature turn as The Hulk, each of which are due out over the coming years and if Whedon himself will return to the fray!
The end-credits sequence did leave the possibility of a return open so it's time to return to the cinema and devour that sequence over and over again for clues to what might be in the next film.
Also it'll be good to look at Scarlett Johansson's bodacious behind once again. Wowser!
Article by Gregory Wakeman