Marvel fans woke up to a treat today, as Kevin Feige revealed that Avengers: Endgame will be getting a re-release next weekend that’ll add some extra content. Now, the first listings for the new edition of the movie event of the year have arrived online, revealing exactly how much additional footage there’ll be.
The website for theater chain Cinemark lists the screenings for Endgame with bonus content as clocking in at 188 minutes, which is six minutes longer than the regular cut we’ve all seen. So, it’s not like the re-release will completely change the shape of the film but, who knows, those additional few minutes could prove to feature some very key developments.
The slight boost in runtime fits with how Feige described the re-release, too. He’s said that it’s “not an extended cut” but that this version of the movie will include the post-credits sequences that the initial release lacked. “If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises,” the producer promised.
Fans were left scratching their heads when Endgame arrived and didn’t have any post-credits scenes, except that curious clanking noise over the Marvel Studios logo that was later explained as a nod to 2008’s Iron Man. It’s exciting, then, that we’ll finally be getting them now. Presumably, they won’t prove absolutely essential, otherwise they would’ve been there originally, but they could provide some sort of tease for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
In any case, it’s clear that this is Marvel’s last attempt to knock Avatar from the top spot and appoint Avengers: Endgame as the highest grossing film of all time. The gap’s closing quickly, too, so this upcoming re-release might just manage it. Fingers crossed.