It’s official. The Avengers: Endgame story isn’t over – the comicbook blockbuster will be re-released with new footage next weekend.
Speaking to Comicbook.com at a Spider-Man: Far From Home press junket, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed the exciting news. When asked about the likelihood of a re-release, he said: “We are doing that”.
“I don’t know if it’s been announced,” he added. “And I don’t know how much... Yeah, we’re doing it next weekend.”
This move could be a strategic one to push Endgame to the top of box office records. Thus far it has made $2.743bn (£2.43bn), according to ComicBook.com, but the real aim is to edge out James Cameron’s Avatar from the top spot, which holds the record of $2.788bn (£2.47m) at time of writing.
Endgame writer Christopher Markus has also spoken out about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and whether beloved characters like Iron Man and Black Widow would, and should, return after their noble sacrifices in the movie.
In an interview with Empire, he said that it was extremely unlikely that either would make a return with new actors playing their roles. “It’s the nature of the MCU,” he said. ”It’s not a place where you can reboot one and suddenly Iron Man is 15 years old and everyone else is still the same age.”
He added: “The characters have to pass out, and the universe has to still stand. So if you’re going to take people off the board, they’ve got to go for real.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home is due out in cinemas on 2 July.
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