Marvel's The Avengers 2 confirmed for May 2015 release dateLast week, we reported that Joss Whedon has been confirmed to write and direct The Avengers 2 for Marvel Studios. Today, Marvel's parent company The Walt Disney Studios revealed the superhero sequel will hit theaters May 1, 2015. Take a look at the studio's brief 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."

Marvel's The Avengers has taken in $617 million at the domestic box office, and over $1.4 billion worldwide. Marvel Studios will first roll out the stand-alone sequels Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013), Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014) before these Avengers will assemble once more.