If you have been anxiously awaiting another dose of hunky superheroes or the gorgeous Scarlett Johanson…well, you’re going to have to wait a good while longer. But at least now you can know just how long. Disney has just confirmed that the “Avengers” sequel has gotten a release date: May 1, 2015.
The Walt Disney Studios has announced a release date for Marvel Studios’ sequel to the biggest Super Hero blockbuster and third highest grossing film of all time, Marvel’s The Avengers. Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the UNTITLED MARVEL’S AVENGERS SEQUEL set for release May 1, 2015.
An industry insider had hinted earlier to MTV’s Kara Warner that this was a possible date, saying, “It looks like the release date might be May 1, 2015, but that can change depending on people’s schedules.
“The beauty of ‘The Avengers’ is that you’ve got so many people in this that even during the shoot if someone has to do another film they can just focus on [other characters].”
Why wait so long, you might ask? Well, mainly because the franchise has to film all of the other sequels featuring the Avengers heroes it has in the works first, such as “Iron Man 3″ (May 2013), “Thor 2″ (November 2013), and “Captain America 2″ (April 2014).
Director and writer Joss Whedon will be returning for “The Avengers 2,” though most other details have yet to be confirmed.