16 August 2012 3:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

"The Avengers" sequel will open in theaters May 1, 2015, Disney announced on Thursday.  The studio announced earlier in August that Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed the first film, would return for the sequel. The original film shattered the record for best domestic opening ever, bowing to $207 million in May. It has gone on to make $1.4 billion worldwide, behind only "Avatar" and "Titanic" on the all-time list of moneymakers. The film marked the end of "Phase One" for Marvel, which started with the first "Iron Man" film and continued with »

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