Marvel and Disney are working on new franchise beyond Avengers

Following the global success of Avengers: Infinity War, which has smashed box office records since its release last month, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger has hinted that there will be more Avengers films in the coming years.

The 67-year-old Disney honcho said his “Marvel team” is exploring the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe after the yet-untitled Avengers 4, which he said would “have a significant conclusion” to the Marvel comic book franchise.

“Given the popularity of the characters and given the popularity of the franchise, I don’t think people should conclude that there will never be another Avengers movie,” said Iger. “There’s certainly a lot more stories to tell, a lot more characters to populate those stories with.”

Infinity War which brought together more than 20 Marvel superheroes, set a new opening weekend box office record for North America of $250 million when it debuted at the end of April. The film has earned more than $1 billion globally, even before it opens in China.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo shot an untitled follow-up back-to-back with Infinity War which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019. Details of the plot have not been released.