By Connor MacLachlan
Marvel Studios took over the box office with its release of “Avengers: Endgame” on April 26, shattering box office records while accumulating over 20 films from the past decade. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced on June 18 that Endgame would be re-released to theaters with bonus footage.
It’s no secret that Endgame was on an unprecedented pace toward becoming the best box office performing film of all time, rivaling the likes of films such as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Avatar.” Seven weeks after release, however, “Endgame” has slowed down dramatically at the box office. Marvel Studios’ 22nd film still ranks second in all-time domestic gross ($105 million behind “The Force Awakens”), and in all-time worldwide gross ($40 million behind “Avatar”). With Marvel’s upcoming film, “Spiderman: Far From Home,” releasing the first weekend of July, now is the studio’s last chance to give “Endgame” one final push at the box office.
With that being said, fans know not to expect that there will be too much added to the re-release. When Feige spoke to ScreenRant about the re-release last week, he tried not to give away too much about the added footage.
“[It’s] 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.”
So after Marvel infamously left out one of their trademark post-credit scenes in “Endgame,” it looks like that is where the bonus footage will be added.
Starting Friday June 28, Celebration Cinema will be showing the “Endgame” version with bonus footage. Look for showtimes at Celebration North, South, and Rivertown Crossings. The re-released version will be playing for up to one week, just in time to get ready to go see “Far From Home.”