Marvel’s Not Even Trying With Their Sequel Naming Conventions
The best thing about The Amazing Spider-Man might end up being the fact that it broke the streak of boring names for the Spidey film series. The Spider-Man comics have a history of evocative titles - including Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man and Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man - but that was never reflected in the grimly numerical naming of Raimi's films.
When Iron Man 2 came out I had a bad feeling this was going to be the way of it, and some photos out of Ciné 2012 in Riccione, Italy seem to back that up. Thor 2. Captain America 2. Iron Man 3. Avengers 2.
All of these characters have a history of great subtitles and nicknames that can be used.
The Mighty Thor. Thor, God of Thunder. Thor: Journey Into Mystery.
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty. Captain America: Star-Spangled Avenger (ok, that one is a little eh).
The Invincible Iron Man. Iron Man: The Armored Avenger. Iron Man: Armor Wars. Iron Man: Extremis.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The Avengers: Infinity War. (other titles would really depend on the stories being mined by the sequel)
You get my point. This is just off the top of my head.
I just find the straight numerical numbering such a bore. At least spice that shit up with Roman numerals, making it seem more important. Captain America, Part II, anyone?