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Details of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Re-Release Officially Revealed

We’ve known for a while now that ‘Avengers Endgame’ was going to get a re-release later this month, but the details have since been unknown. Today, Disney finally lifted the curtain on what we should expect from the re-release.

 

Marvel took to social media to unveil plans for the re-release. The new version of the film will feature an introduction from directors Joe and Anthony Russo, an unfinished deleted scene, and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Far From Home before it comes out next week. An exclusive poster will also be given out to those who attend the event.

 


It’s worth noting that the box office tally for Avengers: Endgame is less than $40 million dollars behind Avatar, the highest grossing movie of all time. Since the release of Endgame, speculation as to whether or not the film will beat James Cameron’s 3-D epic haven’t stopped.

 

Tickets for the re-release are on sale now. Will this re-release finally push the film over the edge and claim the box office crown? Will you see the Avengers: Endgame re-release?

 

 

 

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Someone Edited ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Reduce the Female Roles

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame.

 

 

Avengers: Endgame is one of the biggest films of all time, and it’s certainly one of the most critically acclaimed films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One aspect of the film that garnered the most acclaim was the uniting of nearly the entire MCU for an all-out battle against Thanos. Despite the immense joy this move brought to die-hard and casual fans alike, not everyone was in agreement.

Apparently, someone wasn’t happy with a few of the characters in the movie. Specifically, the female ones.

NPR reported yesterday that an anonymous “fan” has released an edited version of Endgame called the “defeminized” version. This new edit minimizes the roles of all the female characters in the film… and some, it even removes.

Captain Marvel was cut out of the film entirely. For a “fan,” this anonymous editor is ruthless with the film’s plot; without Captain Marvel, there are also no scenes where she saves Iron Man from space and destroys one of Thanos’ ships in the final battle (both of which are pretty important to the timeline of the film). The scene where all the female superheroes come together, referencing a potential A-Force movie, is conspicuously absent.

 

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Some smaller scenes are also missing, such as the opening scene where Hawkeye trains his daughter in archery, and when Tony Stark talks with Pepper Potts about potentially returning to the team.

Some male scenes were edited as well: Black Panther was removed, as well as any scenes involving two male characters hugging. While that last one doesn’t necessarily move anything plot-relevant, it is a bit baffling.

A deliberate removal of women from a cult classic film, while controversial, is nothing new. When Star Wars: The Last Jedi met with polarizing reception from fans, a “chauvinist cut” appeared online that edited out all the female characters in the movie—reducing the two-and-a-half film to only 45 minutes.

It’s unclear whether or not this film is an elaborate troll, and it may no longer be available online.

 

What are your thoughts on this?

 

 

 

 

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Returning to Theaters with New Footage

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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Dishevelled Thor Covers Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’

There’s no question that Chris Hemsworth’s Fat Thor performance was one of the greatest and most hilarious highlights in Avengers: Endgame. However, you end up feeling very disappointed in yourself the more you think about what drove the character to that state in the first place.

 

Fat ThorImage via Indiatimes

 

His mother is dead. His father is dead. His brother is dead (again). His best friend is dead, and so are half of his fellow Asgardians, Avengers, and Revengers. Thanos lived, and Thor failed to stop him from murdering half of all life when all he had to do was go for the head.

Beers, burgers, and Bloody Marys would look pretty nice to you too if you were in his position. One thing that Hemsworth did to get into character though, was play the guitar while singing Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt,’ in his trailer, alone.

 

 

(More of the cover in the Youtube video below)

 

 

 

Hemsworth shared his cover of the classic song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon while promoting MIB: International. “I didn’t know if I was ever gonna show it because it was in the trailer in between a few takes,” Hemsworth explained.

Hemsworth pondered about what kind of music a depressed, mourning Thor would listen. “What else but Johnny Cash, ‘Hurt,’ the saddest song in the world,” the actor added.

 

What have I become

My sweetest friend

Everyone I know

Goes away in the end

 

-Johnny Cash

 

Those lyrics hit a little too close to home now, don’t they?

 

 

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That ‘Avengers’ Joke Just Boosted Build-A-Bear Sales

“Honestly, at this exact second, I thought you were Build-A-Bear,” Tony wisecracks at the talking raccoon.

“Maybe I am,” Rocket replies.

Avengers: Endgame has some memorable exchanges. It’s always funny when a film makes a jab at popular brands. This one might even beat Ryan Gosling’s jab at New Balance sneakers in Crazy Stupid Love. However, the important thing is that everyone’s happy, especially the companies receiving free publicity.

 

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According to CNet, Build-A-Bear Workshop CEO Sharon Price John says that the joke helped attract customers to the store.

Marvel-themed products had already boosted sales significantly prior to the film’s release. Total revenues reportedly increased by $1.2 million to $84.4 million.

 

 

“The sales were further enhanced by Marvel’s generous and welcome nod to Build-A-Bear in the movie’s first ten minutes,” Price John explained. “That’s just one more example of Build-A-Bear’s top culture presence and power.”

Dread it. Run from it. Build-A-Bear still arrives.

 

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