Avengers: Endgame Returning to Theaters With Extra Footage
If you thought that the original theatrical release of Avengers: Endgame could have been a little longer, you’re going to be very happy indeed. The Russo Brothers’ colossal critical and commercial smash is returning to theaters with additional footage. The scoop comes from ComicBook.com‘s Brandon Davis, who spoke with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at the Spider-Man: Far From Home press junket in London. (Yes, there will be spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Endgame yet.)
“We are doing that,” Feige told Davis about the return of an even bigger Endgame to theaters. “I don’t know if it’s been announced. And I don’t know how much…Yeah, we’re doing it next weekend.”
So pause to take this in—next weekend? This means that this super-sized Endgame will appear in theaters before Far From Home, giving fans a chance to re-live the epic final battle against Thanos and prepare for Spidey’s new role as a proper Avenger in the wake of his mentor Tony Stark’s death.
There are also reports that the re-release will include an additional post-credit scene, according to ScreenRant.
“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.”
So what might those extra scenes reveal? One possibility that immediately jumps out at us is that we’ll finally see Katherine Langford in her role as Tony Stark’s grown daughter, Morgan. Perhaps we’ll also see more of Pepper Potts in her Rescue armor fighting alongside her husband, Iron Man. Maybe we’ll get expanded time-travel sequences—everyone is always eager for more Loki. A post-credits scene teasing Marvel’s Phase 4?
Whatever the new scenes may be, this gives Endgame an opportunity to topple James Cameron’s Avatar. Right now, Avatar is still the all-time global box office record holder, but by a hair, at $2.788 billion. Endgame currently stands at $2.743 billion, so this re-release could push it into first place all-time.
If you somehow missed Endgame on the big screen the first time around, now’s your shot. For you Endgame experts, you can try and guess what that extra footage might include before you venture back to the theater next weekend.
Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2019