Marvel will try to lay down a new marker in box office profits by pushing its lucrative smash hit Avengers: Endgame to more ticket sales with the promise of a slightly alternated theatrical release which will include “a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.”
Avengers: Endgame, the fastest film to reach $1 billion at the international box office, is set to squeeze out a little more cash from its theatrical run with a new version boasting “a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.”
Marvel Studies has been preparing us for Avengers: Endgame for over 10 years. All those origin stories, personal battles, collective adventures, near-death experiences, the odd love story, and the introduction and dispatch of countless villains, set the stage for this final chapter in a series consisting of 22 films.
Now we get Endgame-point-5. It’s “not an extended cut” producer Keven Feige tells ScreenRant but a version with a “few new things at the end of the movie”.
Its record-breaking run at the box office began by smashing through $1 billion in just five days. An incredible 3.25% of the UK population purchased advanced tickets and 2,000 screenings were nearly sold out well in advance of its release.
“If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises,” adds Feige.
Was this always on the cards or is it a somewhat cynical push to topple Avatar’s box office record of $2.78 billion? Endgame is just behind at $2.74 billion.
The new version will be in UK cinemas from June 28.