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The wait is finally over… or is this just beginning?

Looks like you’re going to have to put your Captain America shield in a safe place for a few more years because Disney’s highly anticipated sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers isn’t hitting theaters for a while.

When will the Avengers assemble for the sequel?

The Avengers sequel is slated for a heroic comeback on May 1, 2015, Disney confirmed Thursday. The studio released the following statement:

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.

Avengers screenwriter and director Joss Whedon recently signed an exclusive film and television deal with Marvel through June 2015. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, under this deal, Whedon is contractually obligated to write and direct The Avengers 2.

The superhero flick has currently grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing film of all-time.