The Avengers are returning for a superhero sequel three years from now.
Disney and its Marvel Studios unit announced on Thursday that the follow-up to this year’s biggest hit will arrive in theatres in May, 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 (Dh5.5 billion) worldwide.
There will be plenty of Marvel action building up to The Avengers follow-up. Downey’s Iron Man 3 is due out next May, followed by Hemsworth’s Thor sequel in November 2013 and Evans’ Captain America sequel in April 2014.