Clear your calendar—Avengers 2 release date confirmed!

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Dec 17, 2012

Disney and Marvel Studios are wasting no time with their Avengers sequel. They've just announced the film's official release date, which will once again kick off the summer blockbuster season.

The film, which is being referred to as the Untitled Marvel's Avengers Sequel, will hit theaters May 1, 2015. This comes right on the heels of another major announcement—Joss Whedon's return. The creative force behind the original blockbuster's success will be back as both writer and director for its followup.

The Avengers has been a box-office juggernaut, earning more than $1.4 billion worldwide. It's the highest-grossing superhero film of all time and the third-highest overall, behind Titanic and Avatar.

The team's theatrical return will follow three solo outings: Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013), Thor: The Dark World (Nov. 8) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), plus the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug. 1, 2014).

Now if only we could get an Ant-Man release date.