Los Angeles: Marvel studios have confirmed a sequel to the 2012 superhero movie "The Avengers" and the project will be once again helmed by Joss Whedon.

Walt Disney studios has announced a release date for Marvel's sequel to the biggest superhero blockbuster and third highest-grossing film of all time "The Avengers".

The film is scheduled to release May 1, 2015. "Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the untitled Marvel's Avengers sequel, set for release (on) May 1, 2015," the producers said in a statement.

(Agencies)

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