What do you do when you’re US$50 million away from beating Avatar at the all-time global box-office?
You call The Avengers of course, and power them up with bonus material in a theatrical re-release set to be out barely two months after the original version hits theatres in April.
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has revealed that Disney is planning to release Avengers: Endgame in cinemas as early as the end of the month, with additional bonus material.
That gels with the upcoming release of Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 2, so that fans can catch Avengers: Endgame with bonus material, and move into Spider-Man: Far From Home, which effectively serves as an epilogue to Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Currently sitting at a worldwide cumulative total of US$2.743 billion, it’s just short of the global 10-year record of US$2.788 billion held by Avatar.
This re-release should help push it over the top. Meanwhile, Geek Culture also understands that Avengers: Endgame now holds the record of the biggest box-office in Singapore, at S$19.3 million. Maybe this re-release can help push it past the S$20 million mark, to make it the first movie to gross over S$20 million at the local box office.
Feige has stated that it won’t be an extended cut of the movie, but there will be additional scenes after the movie ends. If we’re guessing, it could be additional scenes with Peter Parker (Tom Holland) aka Spider-Man, to help give Far From Home that narrative boost.
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.Kevin Feige
And while we’re at it, wouldn’t it be amazing and spectacular if Sony and Disney were to team-up, and do an Avengers: Endgame with bonus material + Spider-Man: Far From Home double bill screening?
We know fans who would definitely assemble for that.