Not over the Endgame? Then do we have great news for you.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed in an interview with ComicBook.com that Avengers: Endgame will return to theaters as early as next week — with bonus footage to offer up to hungry fans not satiated by the film’s already three-hour runtime.
“We are doing that,” said Feige. “I don’t know if it’s been announced. And I don’t know how much… Yeah, we’re doing it next weekend.”
Disney has yet to make an official announcement for the Avengers: Endgame rerelease, and did not immediately respond to Mashable’s request for confirmation.
However, dropping Endgame back in theaters before the July 2 debut of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the final chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Three, would be a smart move for the studio.
With a world-wide box office pull of $2.743 billion (quivering just below Avatar at $2.788 billion for the record of highest-grossing film of all time per Box Office Mojo), Endgame is by far the most lucrative of Marvel’s ventures. Certainly, there’s more dust to be shaken out of this rug — if you’ll pardon the expression.
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In a separate interview with Screen Rant, Feige clarified that this was “not an extended cut,” but a version of the film 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,” he teased.
A listing for the rerelease from the theater chain Cinemark promises seven minutes of bonus content, and a tribute to late comics legend Stan Lee.
The original theatrical release of Endgame, which clocked in at 181 minutes, did not have a post-credits scene. It did have a nod to Lee in the form of his final MCU cameo, as a 1970s hippie who yells “Make love, not war!” as he drives by.
No details on the ticket sales have been provided as of yet. Keep your eyes peeled for an official announcement soon, and get ready to soar back into the Endgame.