Although it was recently announced that Joss Whedon would be returning for Avengers 2, it wasn’t clear when the movie would actually hit theaters. But now MTV is reporting on a rumored release date that the site gathered from industry insiders. According to the site, Avengers 2 will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

This date makes sense for a number of reasons. First, it will give Whedon plenty of time to craft a script worthy to follow up on the original. But most importantly, it allows Marvel to give the sequels to Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man their own time to shine without placing Avengers 2 in direct competition with them in 2013 and 2014.

Remember this release date is just a rumor for now, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s close to this report.

[via MTV]