PETER BERG INTERVIEW – Director Peter Berg said he would like to do a sequel for Battleship, but knows it’s most likely not going to be possible, blaming everything on The Avengers. Battleship was released in May and has so far only grossed $63 million and $235 million internationally, but has not yet made a profit on its $209 million budget.
“Battleship is a film that I would definitely like to do a sequel to. The movie kicked butt internationally, but we kind of ran into a wall when Avengers refused to go away. So, what I need everyone to do is go see Battleship now that they’ve seen Avengers five times. If they do that, we can definitely make a sequel.”
When asked what he would have done differently, Berg said:
“I would have loved to have come out three weeks before The Avengers domestically, like we did internationally, because The Avengers outperformed everything. It was impossible for Battleship to get any oxygen.”
Sounds like the Battleship director is a little jealous of The Avengers success.