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The next time New Yorkers find themselves on the brink of an alien invasion, they may just have to fend for themselves because apparently production for The Avengers 2 is at a serious standstill!
Marvel is in full on panic mode as they scramble to reunite the all star cast, but some of the actors are no longer on contract and aren't looking to sign on unless they see some more cash!
Robert Downey Jr. recently wrapped up his contract and he's hinted at an early retirement for Tony Stark. Considering Iron Man 3 has given him one of the biggest paydays of his career, Marvel is going to have to cough up some serious dough if they want him to come back!
There was also a bit of drama when it came to getting Chris Hemsworth to return for Thor: Dark World as the actor wasn't too happy with his small raise following the success of The Avengers.
It's a little more up in the air when it comes to the rest of the cast. Sources say that Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson may already be signed on after they inked extensions for Captain America: The Winter Soldier so there's at least some good news.
Mark Ruffalo, on the other hand, did an amazing just playing Bruce Banner, but we've already seen 3 different actors play the Hulk, so who's to say he can't be replaced again!
Marvel has already slated The Avengers 2 for an early 2015 release, however they might want to focus more on getting all of their actors on board before they plan their grand opening!
Get it done, guys!
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