Contrary to fans’ expectations, it seems as though the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t entirely closed its curtains on Phase 3 yet. According to Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, “Avengers Endgame” will be re-released in cinemas. The film’s re-release will come with extended footage that failed to make it into the initial, final film.
“Not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push, with a few new things at the end of the movie,” Feige told ScreenRant. “If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute and a few surprises. Which will be next weekend.”
The film’s re-release definitely gives a new meaning to the Endgame’s tagline, “whatever it takes”. Bringing Avengers: Endgame back to cinemas is likely a final attempt to take down James Cameron’s “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film of all time. With “Avatar” holding a hefty $2.78 billion in global ticket sales, Avengers: Endgame still has a ways to go before it can surpass “Avatar” – despite crossing the $2 billion mark within 11 days from the date of its release.
If anything, we’re just left wondering how long the re-released version of the film will be. After all, Avengers: Endgame already has a long runtime of three hours and one minute.
That, and will fans still be compelled to watch the movie again? Most dedicated fans, we assume, would have re-watched the film a number of times by now. Will this bonus content, usually reserved for DVD releases, encourage them to revisit the film in theaters once more?
The extended re-release of Avengers: Endgame will allegedly be happening in cinemas in America next weekend. Whether the same goes for Singapore, will have to be confirmed in due time.