'Avengers: Endgame' Is Getting Re-Released With a Post-Credits Scene, Will It Beat 'Avatar's Record?
By John Boone
Courtesy of Marvel Studios
UPDATE: Disney has officially confirmed that Avengers: Endgame will return to theaters on June 28, billing the "Bring Back" event as the last chance to see the movie on the big screen before it leaves theaters.
According to a press release, the re-release includes "a video introduction by director Anthony Russo and an unfinished deleted scene from the film," as well as a sneak peek at Spider-Man: Far From Home. Fans will also receive this exclusive poster featuring one of Endgame's most poignant quotes.
Avengers: Endgame is getting a post-credits scene -- sort of.
When Endgame opened in theaters in April, it broke with tradition by featuring nothing after the credits. (Well, almost nothing.) Now, there will be...something, as Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige reportedly confirmed to ComicBook.com that the movie will return to theaters, further expanding on what new footage will be included during an interview with Screen Rant.
"[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," Feige explained. "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."
(ET has reached out to Marvel Studios and Disney for confirmation.)
The re-release arrives in theaters the weekend ahead of Spider-Man: Far From Home's debut, which will deal with the emotional and interdimensional fallout of Endgame. So, a safe assumption is that any new footage will tee up Tom Holland's next solo outing as Spidey.
The real question is whether another wave of Marvel-loving moviegoers will be able to push Endgame, currently the second highest-grossing film of all time, ahead of Avatar's record-holding box office. (Avengers: Endgame currently sits at $2.743 billion, with Avatar reigning with $2.788 billion.) That needs to be one hell of a deleted scene to rake in another $45 million, but if the MCU has taught us anything, it's to never underestimate Earth's mightiest heroes.
[This story was originally published on June 19, 2019.]