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Published: Saturday, 8/18/2012

'Avengers' sequel slated for May, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES -- The Avengers are returning for a superhero sequel three years from now.

Disney and its Marvel Studios unit announced Thursday that the follow-up to this year's biggest hit will arrive in theaters on May 1, 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 (Downey), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth).

The film has taken in nearly $1.5 billion worldwide.



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