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Avengers Assemble 2 - and more juicy film news

9 May 2012 by Francesca Steele

TOP MOVIE NEWS: WEDNESDAY 9 MAY

Avengers Assemble 2, Iron Man 3 and Kick-Ass 2Avengers assemble

It's a day of sequels: a new Avengers film (now, there's a surprise), the cast of Iron Man 3 and Kick-Ass 2 gets ever closer...

Following the spectacular success of the first film - Avengers Assemble has taken $702 million at the box office so far - Disney boss Bob Iger has announced that a follow-up is "in the works". 
 

It's no surprise given the mid-credits scene in the first film (there's a clear villain in there, if you haven't seen it) but its still nice to see it confirmed. 

In the meantime though, Marvel fans can look forward to Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2. Which leads us on to...

REBECCA HALL FOR IRON MAN 2
Rebecca Hall
Jessica Chastain turned it down, but it seems Rebecca Hall, daughter of Sir Peter, may be poised to fill her shoes.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that the British actress and The Town star, may snap up the supporting role to Gwyneth Paltrow's lead actress spot as down-to-earth Pepper Potts. 

Hall would join Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle and of course Robert Downey Jr. 

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KICK-ASS TWO ON THE WAY
 
Kick-Ass
Universal Pictures has given the green light to a Kick-Ass sequel, but the original films’s director Matthew Vaughn will only write and produce the film, not direct, reports say.
 
Instead, Vaughn has “hand-picked” Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) to direct the project instead.
 

Vaughn has written the script for the follow-up, which adapts not only the Kick-Ass 2 comic book storyline but also the Hit-Girl spin-off series that goes on sale next month. The Hit-Girl storyline will be the first act of the movie.

The original Kick-Ass film, which was distributed by Lionsgate and self-financed by Vaughn, was made for $30 million and earned $96.2 million worldwide in 2010.