Disney must be feeling pretty good about their $4 billion investment in purchasing Marvel a couple years back as Marvel's The Avengers has already passed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office thanks in part for its record breaking $103 million second weekend take in the US. With a few hundred million more likely, the gauntlet has been thrown down and Batman may have a tough time rising to the challenge. Either way, The Avengers performance has to be a good thing for the future of Superhero movies. The genre is as alive and well as it ever has been. Hopefully this will open the doors for the likes of the Flash, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League as well as for other Avengers like Miss Marvel, Ant-Man, and Black Panther. Its a good time to be a geek.