Walt Disney Studios has officially announced the release date for The Avengers sequel and is reporting that the film will now arrive in theaters on May 1st, 2015. Joss Whedon will return both write and direct the sequel to the third highest grossing film of all time, which will arrive after several other sequels featuring the principle characters of the film.
Official Statement –
“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.”
Arriving three years after the first Avengers film, the sequel will most likely take place on an expanded stage after sequels such as Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Ant-Man are certain to change the landscape of the Cinematic Universe. The Avengers sequel also arrives after the highly anticipated release of Guardians of the Galaxy, a film that will open up the Marvel Cinematic Universe for new other-worldly characters and exciting intergalactic conflicts.
The release dates for these sequels are as follows:
Iron Man 3 – May 3, 2013
Thor: The Dark World – November 8, 2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – April 4, 2014;
Guardians of the Galaxy - August 1, 2014
Ant-Man – ???