Marvel’s record-breaking hit returns to theaters next week with the aim of surpassing Avatar as the all-time king of the box office.
It’s only a couple of weeks away until Marvel releases their final Phase 3 film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, but it has just been announced that a new version of Avengers: Endgame will be hitting theaters next week.
With Avengers: Endgame just $45 million shy of surpassing James Cameron‘s Avatar for the top film of all time worldwide, it should come as no surprise that Disney and Marvel Studios are looking to make a final push to get the film across the finish line.
Although it’s been reported that Avengers: Endgame will arrive with additional footage, hopes for an extended cut in theaters will be met with disappointment. The film, which is already over three hours long, will instead have a deleted scene, a touching tribute and a “few surprises” at the end of the movie.
Whether or not that ultimately proves to be enough of a draw to make up the $45 million difference remains to be seen, but with Captain Marvel having seen a huge bump in business leading up to Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios is certainly hoping for the same with Endgame leading into Spider-Man: Far From Home.
As for what the deleted scene will be, some have speculated that it may be the scene involving Katherine Langford, whose casting was widely reported at the time, but who did not ultimately appear in the theatrical cut of the film. Her role was revealed to be that of an older Morgan Stark, the daughter of Tony Stark, with her scene being a parallel to the Thanos and young Gamora vision from the mind stone in Avengers: Infinity War.
There hasn’t been word on how wide this “newer” version of Avengers: Endgame will be, but it should be similar to how Avatar was re-released with a special edition in 2010. ~Paolo Maquiraya