Don’t call it an extended edition, though.
According to ScreenRant, Avengers: Endgame will get a summer release soon with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige telling the site it will feature some new footage. “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,” he said. “If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.”
The original version of Endgame featured no stinger scenes, seemingly in tribute of its emotional ending and honoring the work to get to a conclusion. Those expecting a hint about the studio’s upcoming Phase 4 were somewhat disappointed the credits ended with only the echo of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) making his first Iron Man suit in a cave with scraps. But perhaps the new scenes will offer further clues among the “surprises.”
While the release has not been confirmed by Disney, Deadline notes the move is likely motivated by the wish to see Endgame top the all-time Box Office record currently held by 20th Century Fox’s Avatar; a film now owned by Disney. Nonetheless, that film’s mammoth performance will never be a homegrown Disney win. Also, who wouldn’t want to see Avatar toppled by the Avengers?
Avengers: Endgame heads back to theaters on June 28th.