Avengers: Endgame has earned a global box office total of $2,742,491,359. Avatar currently holds the #1 global box office record of $2,787,965,087, keeping its lead by a hairsbreadth (as far as Hollywood earnings go). However, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige is about to close the gap for good.
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Gizmodo reports that while promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, Feige confirmed that not only will Endgame be re-released really soon, but it’ll also feature additional scenes and footage. According to Gizmodo, the film will be:
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.
An official announcement with further details has yet to be made, but Marvel had me at “a few new things.” It goes without saying that Endgame‘s lack of post-credits scenes was appropriate, but it was also a bittersweet change of pace, so this re-release is a welcome one for the sake of a more familiar experience.
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Is this all box office cheating? Not in the context of competing with Avatar it isn’t. Avatar’s high earnings were arguably owed to the movie being marketed as one of the first blockbusters to be presented in 3D—that there is cheating—but I still love your films, James Cameron.
And at the end of the day, Disney wins anyway, given that the growing film dynasty owns 20th Century Fox, which also grants them ownership of Avatar. And Disney can take even more of my money if it means seeing extra Endgame footage on the big screen.
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