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‘THE AVENGERS’ SEQUEL IS OFFICIAL: Disney’s Iger boasts 207-million reasons for the follow-up

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) — defend ing Manhattan in the first “Avengers” — will suit up again not only for their individual sequels for the “Avengers” sequel. (Zade Rosenthal/via AP)


THE WRITING WAS already on the studio wall. On Tuesday, Disney honcho Bob Iger simply crossed the “T’s” in “The Avengers Two.”

In a conference call Tuesday with reporters, the Disney CEO gave official word that an “Avengers” sequel is in development — one day after the Disney/Marvel film obliterated the record for a domestic debut by grossing $207.4-million.

“Avengers’ “ success “is a great illustration of why we like Marvel so much,” said Iger, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Already slated, of course, is “Iron Man” 3 and “Thor” 2 for next year, and the second “Captain America” for 2014.

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.


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