Avengers Sequel Planned For May 2015

Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in 'The Avengers' Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in 'The Avengers'

“The Avengers” are returning for a superhero sequel three years from now.

Disney and its Marvel Studios unit announced Thursday that the follow-up to this year’s biggest hit will arrive in theaters on May 1, 2015.

The studio announced last week that Joss Whedon will be back to write and direct the as-yet-untitled sequel.

Released in May, “The Avengers” gathered such Marvel comic-book heroes as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). The film has taken in nearly $1.5 billion worldwide.

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