After last weeks announcement that Joss Whedon would be returning to direct the second Avengers film, Marvel Studios finally announced the official release date for The Avengers 2. Here is the press release:
The Walt Disney Studios has announced a release date for Marvel Studios’ sequel to the biggest Super Hero blockbuster and third highest grossing film of all time, Marvel’s The Avengers. Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the UNTITLED MARVEL’S AVENGERS SEQUEL set for release May 1, 2015.
Marvel comics and film fans everywhere are marking their calendars for the next three years of Marvel films. May has been a great month for Marvel releases, and tends to be an overall good month for most summer blockbusters. Here’s a list (in pictures) of the upcoming films that Marvel has slatted, including the yet-to-acquire-release-date Ant-Man.
The much awaited, and little known, story information for Guardians of the Galaxy appeared on-line this week as well. Here is the small log line for the film.
About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.
Quick on the heals of all the Marvel hub-bub is news that Daredevil has reverted back into Marvel’s possession. After director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) releaesed information and a couple clips that were presented, and rejected, to Fox for the red suited superhero, the time ticked out and now Marvel has the ability to (possibly) create a worthy film for Daredevil. You can see one of the clips that Carnahan created below.
Marvel is bringing in big dollars and filling seats at theaters around the globe. The Avengers continues to play in over 500 theaters across the U.S. making over $600 million to date. According to Box Office Mojo, here is a list of lifetime gross for each Marvel film in the Avengers universe.
Marvel’s The Avengers $617,291,916
Iron Man $318,412,101
Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
Captain America: The First Avenger $181,030,624
The Incredible Hulk $134,806,913
Current bag of holding = $1.7 billion
Get ready for a busy few years of anticipation and thrills from Marvel Studios. Can you make it three more years to see The Avengers 2? Is your mind exploding from all this Marvel excitement?