Avengers Endgame Back In Cinemas with Added Footage
Ahead of the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Disney is putting Avengers Endgame back in cinemas with added bonus content. Before we get too excited, the new version isn't an extended cut of the film, but it will feature some never before seen footage after the credits. Here's how Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige describes the new edition of Endgame.
“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. 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.”
Far be it from me to be cynical, but as Endgame is currently around $45 million away from overtaking Avatar as the biggest movie of all time, it is difficult to see this as anything other than a move to securing the title, which I have zero issues with if this is what it takes to get Endgame the prize. Re-releases rarely yield a massive box office with both Avatar, and Deadpool 2 (Once Upon A Deadpool) adding barely $10 million to their respective totals. Naturally, this version is aimed squarely at the hardcore fans who want one last chance to experience Endgame on the big screen with a preview of the Home Entertainment special features thrown in as a bonus.
As to what the deleted scene and "a little tribute" might be, it's a safe bet that the tribute will be to the sorely missed Stan Lee. The deleted scene and surprises, well that will have to remain a mystery until the new version arrives in cinemas this weekend. Some optimistic fans have speculated that one of the surprises could be the long rumoured Wolverine cameo. Cast your minds back to earlier in the year, and Google listed Hugh Jackman as a cast member of Endgame. While that's pretty far from official, shortly after that, Jackman posted a workout video on Instagram with the hashtag cameo, igniting further debate over his possible appearance in Endgame.
It was believed that the cameo in question was for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, but The Jackman was a no-show in Simon Kinberg's messy sequel. It is entirely possible that Jackman shot a cameo for Dark Phoenix that was ultimately not used in the final cut. Just as plausible is a cameo in one of Ryan Reynolds' upcoming action movies, the Michael Bay-directed Six Underground or Shawn Levy Free Guy which is set in an open world video game. Reynolds has made it his life's work to coax Jackman into a Deadpool team-up, but perhaps we'll have to settle for a cameo in something non-Deadpool related.