While Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures refuse to confirm the speculation, an insider reveals that the sequel will be released in the summer of 2015 depending on the actors' schedule.
When will "The Avengers 2" possibly open in theaters nationwide? Following confirmation that Joss Whedon will return to helm the sequel to "The Avengers", it has now been speculated that the follow-up movie is set to arrive in the U.S. on May 1, 2015.
The report is first shared via MTV News, which claims to have obtained the info from a source close to the production of the Marvel film. "Marvel has a very set agenda of what they want to do, they are already kind of ahead of the game [on the sequel] because they've got the guy that did it before doing it again and something tells me Joss already has the template [for the film]," so says the insider.
Furthermore, the same insider reveals, "In terms of the time frame, I think that it is well in the works... It looks like the release date might be May 1, 2015, but that can change depending on people's schedules." The source adds, "The beauty of 'The Avengers' is that you've got so many people in this that even during the shoot if someone has to do another film they can just focus on [other characters]."
Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures decline to clarify the report and claim that they have no other details on the film at this time aside from the statement that Whedon signs up for the sequel. Still, MTV learns that the rumored release date is possibly correct since some of the 'Avengers' leading stars won't be available to film the sequel before they finish filming their own standalone movies.
Before moving on to "The Avengers 2", Disney and Marvel will have to work on a number of highly-anticipated sequels, including Robert Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man 3", Chris Hemsworth's "Thor: The Dark World" and Chris Evans' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".