Director Peter Berg says that he loved making Battleship and that he’d be on-board to make a sequel. And while the film did well world-wide, it was a huge disappointment in the United States.
And Berg thinks he knows why–The Avengers.
“Battleship is a film that I would definitely like to do a sequel to. I loved making that film. I had a great time with it. 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,” he tell MTV.
“I would have loved to have come out three weeks before The Avengers domestically, like we did internationally,” said Berg. “The Avengers outperformed everything. It was impossible for Battleship to get any oxygen. We did OK, but in hindsight, which my grandmother used to say is worth about a bucket of spit, we would have [released the movie] ahead of The Avengers, not realizing it would have become, I think, the second biggest film in history behind Avatar.”