Disney Says A Fifth “Avengers” Is Likely

While next year’s fourth “Avengers” film marks the end of the third ‘Phase’ of Marvel Studios, and wraps up storylines from a decade of films, it will NOT be the end of the “Avengers” says Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Speaking about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Tuesday during an earnings call, Iger talked about planning for the studio when it comes to future Marvel films:

“We meet on a regular basis with our Marvel team, and we’ve plotted out Marvel movies that will take us well into the next decade. I’m guessing we will try our hand at what I’ll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t see more Avengers down the road. We just haven’t made any announcements about that.

Given the popularity of the characters and given the popularity of the franchise, I don’t think people should conclude there will never be another Avengers movie.”

The 19 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have reportedly earned more than $16 billion globally, but Disney CFO Christine McCarthy admits that due to the sheer scale of the movie and the expense – the film won’t offer the same amount of ‘return’ as other films in the MCU.

The report comes as Los Angeles police are investigating the theft from a Pacoima warehouse of an actual Iron Man suit Robert Downey Jr. wore and was used in at least one of the Marvel films. The costume is reportedly valued in the mid-six figures, and there are currently no suspects.

Source: The Playlist