‘Avengers 2′ Locked for Summer 2015

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ALTYears in the making and still one of the biggest risks Hollywood has ever taken, The Avengers wowed audiences, critics and business-minded folk alike when it climbed its way to a massive box office total upwards of $617 million (with nearly $1.5 in worldwide earnings). Sequel talk was inevitable, but with a full slate of “Wave 2″ films announced at Comic-Con, a timeline for when an Avengers 2 could hit theaters was murky at best.

Details started solidifying when Joss Whedon was officially announced as the director of Avengers 2 and declared a mastermind behind the future of Marvel Comics’ big screen prospects. That was a step in the right direction, but now fans have some solid news: an end date. Whedon’s Avengers 2 will land in theaters on May 1, 2015.

The film follows a sizable collection of locked and loaded Marvel movies: Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013), Thor: The Dark World (November 15, 2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (July 22, 2011), and Guardians of the Galaxy eyeing August 1, 2014. Unknown is whether Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man will make the release date cut for possible inclusion in the Avengers 2 roster.

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[Photo Credit: Walt Disney Pictures]

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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.

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