Disney Exec Warns ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Production Costs May Temper Record-Breaking Box Office Performance

Avengers Endgame Chris Hemsworth Thor Mark Ruffalo Hulk Black Widow Scarlett Johansson Bob Iger DIsneyAvengers: Endgame has a chance of surpassing James Cameron’s Avatar as the number one highest grossing film in movie history, but according to the Walt Disney Company it doesn’t necessarily mean record-breaking profits.

It should be no secret that a film of the magnitude of Avengers: Endgame would cost near an arm and a leg to produce. Due to the talent required in front and behind the camera to make it all come together to give us the show we’ve all been waiting for, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of Disney Christine McCarthy has said:

“Given the size of the cast involved and anyone who’s seen it, knows that the cast was extremely large, and the cost to produce a film of that scale of magnitude and length, while we expect the results for this film to be terrific, they will be tempered somewhat by the cost structure.”

Although Disney hasn’t made the cost of production for Avengers: Endgame public knowledge, it’s a pretty safe bet that it’s one of it’s costliest films in history. Estimates are said to be around $350-400 million, but then you have to factor in another $150 million or so for Endgame‘s marketing.

It’s not a doubt in my mind that Avengers: Endgame will turn a profit and continue to grow in its hunt to overthrow Avatar. When it’s all said and done, we’ll look back at this time in history to see who came out victorious.

What do you think about Avengers: Endgame possibly not turning a great profit due to the film’s production costs? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

Avengers: Endgame serves as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before Marvel officially ends Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.

Here is a plot synopsis for Avengers: Endgame: 

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers:Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now playing in theaters!

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

The Punisher Ben Barnes Billy Russo Jigsaw Marvel

Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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  • thewolfamongsheep

    The premise of this article is silly. First Infinity War and Endgame were shot simultaneously to lower costs, and second the actual cost was not released, so it’s just BS speculation.

    Endgame was filmed before Infinity War ever hit theaters, so Disney wouldn’t have even made the movie if it wouldn’t break even before the $1 billion dollar box office mark, since they couldn’t guarantee that Infinity War would even make $2 billion. .

    Between the Box Office, Ancillary markets, and product deals along with the toy sales this movie likely will come close to covering the $4 billion Disney paid for Marvel.