May 9, 2012 / 12:12 AM / 6 years ago

"Avengers" to return to big screen in sequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The runaway success of “The Avengers” movie landed the crime-fighting Marvel superhero team a return date to theaters.

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 from U.S. and Canadian theaters 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.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bernard Orr and Bob Tourtellotte

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