The follow-up to Marvel Studios and Disney’s global smash will kick off the summer season in three years’ time.

Joss Whedon will return to write and direct as he did on The Avengers, which opened on May 4 this year and went on to gross $1.46bn worldwide.

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo star.