Following the announcement that Joss Whedon is returning to write and direct Marvel’s The Avengers 2 (Marvel Studios and Disney say the film is still untitled for now) comes official word that the release date for the sequel has been set for May 1, 2015. There is no other movie scheduled for that date yet.
The first film, released on May 4, has earned $1.462 billion at the worldwide box office, which makes it the third-biggest release ever trailing only James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.185 billion) and Avatar ($2.782 billion). “The Avengers” has earned $617.3 million domestically and $844.6 million overseas.
The team-up sequel will be preceded by Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014.
It is possible that Ant-Man will hit theaters before “The Avengers 2″ as well, though a release date has not yet been set.