Starting this weekend, Avengers: Endgame makes its one final push to become the highest-grossing film of all time with a theatrical re-release that includes six extra minutes of footage.
Here’s the full breakdown of the additional content that’s shown after the credits.
Stan Lee Tribute
The first thing that fans get to see is a short tribute video to the late Stan Lee, who passed away last November at 95-years-old. The tribute presents behind-the-scenes footage of the iconic Marvel writer and producer filming many of his beloved cameos over the years. The clips also incorporate comments from Marvel directors Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). Lee explains in a voiceover:
“Not only did I not think I would be doing a cameo in such a big movie, I hadn’t dreamed there’d be such a big movie. In those days, I was writing those books, I was hoping they’d sell so I wouldn’t lose my job and that I could keep paying rent.
And in some extra footage shot before his death, Lee says how lucky he has been to be featured in his many cameos:
“I’ve remembered every cameo I’ve done since the first one. I think I’m a very lucky guy.”
Once it concludes, one final message is portrayed on screen: “Stan, We Love You 3000.”
Message From Anthony Russo
The next thing we see is co-director Anthony Russo thanking fans for staying after the credits, as well as set up the audience for seeing a deleted scene. Co-director Anthony Russo says in a short clip before the deleted scene:
“Thanks for sticking around. As you may have noticed we packed a lot into this movie. There are a lot of characters, a lot of action, a lot of emotion, and I think a lot of fun. But believe it or not we shot some scenes that we needed to cut out; I know, the movie could have been even longer.”
Hulk’s Deleted Scene
The following segment is a deleted scene that shows the Hulk saving numerous people from a building fire. The scene is obviously unfinished and the Hulk is not fully rendered. His mouth does not even move whenever he begins to speak. However, this clip does show that Bruce Banner is still saving people and being heroic during the post-snap era.
Sneak Peek Into Spider-Man: Far From Home
After watching through these clips, fans finally get a little taste of the future for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now that Spider-Man: Far From Home is only a few weeks out, we’re given a special look into the final film of phase three. The sneak peek shows basically the first two or three minutes of the highly anticipated sequel and displays the introduction of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio.
One Final Message
The extra content ends with a final message that simply says, “From All Of Us At Marvel Studios, Thank You.”
What did you think of Avengers: Endgame and its re-release? Did you like the six additional minutes of footage? Let us know in the comments below!
Here’s the official 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!
5 Things Marvel Studios Will Likely Bring To Hall H At Comic-Con 2019
Following this year's Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be quite different moving forward and we've yet to really get any official details about what's next. And you know what time of year it is? We're quickly approaching the biggest geek event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con. And while it hasn't been confirmed that Marvel Studios will have a presence there, it would be very surprising to see the studio not make their mark in Hall H this summer.
Seriously. It would be weird if Marvel Studios didn't show up two years in a row. In the meantime though, while you wait to see if you're going to be spending your night on the cold concrete waiting to get into that panel, we've got a few ideas about what Marvel Studios might bring along with them if they do return to Hall H. (Which has all but been officially 100% confirmed at this point. They're coming guys.)
A First Look At Black Widow Solo Film
While Marvel Studios hasn't officially announced anything when it comes to the upcoming Black Widow solo film, it's pretty much well known at this point especially since it has already started filming. And with that being the studio's first release after Phase Three, it's a safe bet that Marvel will be giving it a big push at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. And even though the film will only have less than two months of filming done around that time, that really hasn't been an issue for Marvel Studios in the past. The studio has brought fans in Hall H first looks at films that hadn't been filming for too long in the past such as back in 2013 when they gave Hall H a sneak peek at the James Gunn-directed Guardians Of The Galaxy, which had only been filming for a few weeks at that point.
The Eternals Cast
It's currently being reported that Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones), Angelina Jolie (Wanted), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Ma Dong-Seok (Train To Busan) have all joined the cast of Chloé Zhao's The Eternals. However, at the moment, the studio has yet to confirm anything about the film other than it's happening. With cameras getting ready to start rolling on the film later this year, there's a very good chance that we will learn the full cast of the ensemble film during their presentation at San Diego Comic-Con with most if not all of them being in attendance.
A Film Slate... Of Sorts
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently revealed that the studio had a "five-year plan" for their next Phase of films. We know that the plan includes Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi, Black Panther 2, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 and will likely feature sequels for both Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel as well. Will that plan be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con? It seems very likely. Will it include some news about the Fantastic Four or Silver Surfer? That seems like a real possibility. How about the X-Men? Absolutely not. Please stop asking. Seriously. Just give it some time, okay? And while they will likely announce a slate, it isn't likely that they will announce everything they've got on deck. Not yet at least.
News About Marvel Studios' Upcoming Disney+ Shows
Though it's more likely that we will learn more about these at D23 the following month, there's still a very good chance Marvel Studios might give us some information about their upcoming Disney+ projects at Comic-Con. It has been confirmed by the studio that three series will be coming to the streaming service but for the most part, details have remained under wraps about them. With Loki, WandaVision (Yeah... that's a bad title.) and Falcon And The Winter Soldier getting ready to head into production soon though, we should start learning about them soon and it wouldn't be too surprising if Comic-Con is when Marvel Studio decides to make their big splash.
Though it's very likely that Marvel Studios will be announcing the cast for the upcoming The Eternals, that might not be the only casting announcement that will drop in Hall H. Beyond the film being written by David Callaham and directed by Shot Term 12 helmer Destin Daniel Cretton, there isn't a lot known about the project. That includes who will star as the titular character. While we haven't heard any names floating around, there's every chance that they've already got someone on board or will at that time and plan to make the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con similar to how they revealed Brie Larson would be suiting up as Captain Marvel at the end of their 2016 panel.