This past weekend The Avengers went down in comic-book movie history. It broke box-office records, making over $200 million in just one weekend. More importantly, it was a success in terms of its goals-- bringing together the Big Damn Heroes of the Marvel Universe from their individual movies and teaming them up in a big, satisfying way.
So it goes without saying that Avengers 2 is a lock. They even threw in the obvious Sequel Bait in the credits sequence. I'm just hoping they lock down the details relatively soon, because I'm already excited. Unfortunately, I can't see them getting it together earlier than Summer 2015.
If I have one complaint about Avengers, it is that it comes too close to the Smurfette Principle: the team is Black Widow and five guys. This is not Joss Whedon's fault, I'm sure. Knowing his work, he probably did a lot of fast talking just to get Maria Hill in among the cast. But I know that the team of the movie was essentially handed down by studio edict. So, hopefully, Avengers 2 is going to rectify that. Though, reasonably, there are only so many New Avengers that can be added, and they aren't all going to be women.
an Alias-like show starring her for ABC Family, that will be tied to the Marvel Movie-verse. So, you never know.)
Those would be my choices. Many fans seem to be pushing for Scarlet Witch, though I respectfully disagree. I understand the reasoning: she was the second woman to join the team, she's a long part of Avengers history. But given her backstory is entangled with elements that the Marvel Movie-verse can't use (mutants and Magneto), and you'd HAVE to bring Quicksilver along with her... eh. It seems too much.