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A sequel to the sci-fi thriller starring Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender is being developed over at 20th Century Fox, with Scott spearheading the effort at this time, the studio confirmed to E! News.
Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are reportedly already on board and, if all goes well, Fox envisions the follow-up hitting theaters in either 2014 or 2015.
The big-budget space-is-scary film's global box office wasn't that stellar—$308 million globally—but it really doesn't take much more than that for a film to start spawning sequels these days.
Here's a quick rundown of this summer's big movies and what the future holds for their now-flexible Hollywood endings:
• The Dark Knight Rises: Just kidding. This was it for the Christopher Nolan-directed, Christian Bale-starring portion of the Batman franchise. You know that. But Warner Bros. is known to want to bring the Batman-featuring Justice League to life, which is a possibility following the release of Man of Steel next summer.
• Snow White and the Huntsman: The idea of Rupert Sanders directing Kristen Stewart in a sequel to the Universal Pictures hit has obviously taken on new meaning since news broke that the two had a postshoot fling. But Sanders said before the scandal enveloped him that he had been offered a shot at working on a sequel, and as far as anyone knows that hasn't changed. Made for $170 million, Snow White made a tidy $385.7 million worldwide, so a sequel remains a possibility, despite giving new meaning to the words "conflict of interest."
• Magic Mike: Producer and star Channing Tatum has said he's working on a sequel to Steven Soderbergh's very well-received, low-budget dramedy about the male stripping industry. Obviously there thousands of men and women who would gladly hand over some hard-earned dollar bills to make that happen—but, more importantly, Warner Bros. has 108.5 million green reasons to make Magic Mike 2.
• Ted: If writer-director Seth MacFarlane is up for it, Universal is likely down for it, given the raunchy comedy's $240 million haul.
• The Avengers: Well, that's totally happening, right?! The billion-dollar-grossing, all-star superhero flick was the movie of summer 2012. Marvel Entertainment parent Disney has said a sequel is in the works, but Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy are coming out first, the last of which in August 2014. And that, friends, takes us into 2015.
• Brave: The Disney-Pixar film was a modest (for Disney-Pixar) hit, grossing nearly $311 million worldwide. The animated adventure—spoiler alert!—ended happily, but there's always room for more, right? (See: Cars 2, Monsters University, Finding Nemo 2.)
• The Bourne Legacy: The second leg of the franchise, now starring Jeremy Renner, will almost certainly do well at the box office. And it isn't just bad things that happen in threes—the same goes for Bourne movies.