With the news that Josh Whedon is onboard to write and direct The Avengers 2, we now have a tentative release date.
MTV has it that The Avengers sequel may be released on May 1, 2015, according to "industry insiders."
Marvel has a very set agenda of what they want to do, they are already kind of ahead of the game [on the sequel] because they've got the guy that did it before doing it again and something tells me Joss already has the template [for the film]," an inside source told MTV News. "In terms of the time frame, I think that it is well in the works. ... 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].
The date makes sense as Marvel Studios previously announced that Joss Whedon is under contract until June of 2015, with Whedon involved in a Marvel TV series as well.
This date also gives ample enough time for their "Phase 2" slate of movies to be completed and involved in The Avengers 2, including Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man.
The Avengers movie assembles May 4th, 2012 and is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
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