Avengers: Endgame is currently hovering on the all-time box-office charts as not only the second highest-grossing domestic motion picture of all time but also the second highest-grossing motion picture of all-time worldwide. That must sting a bit. And considering that the Avengers: Endgame box-office is drying up quickly, in order to snag the titles of the highest-grossing movie of all time both worldwide and domestic, Marvel is going to have to pull something out of their sleeve.

And wouldn't you know it, that's precisely what they have planned. Turns out the rumor of an Avengers: Endgame re-release with new footage is true. Yes, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that Avengers: Endgame is heading back to the big screen for a theatrical re-release with extra scenes next weekend.

Kevin Feige said this of an Endgame re-release with new footage.

"We are doing that. I don't know if it's been announced. And I don't know how much... Yeah, we're doing it next weekend."
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Feige went onto clarify that this will not be an extended edition of the movie. The extra footage will be a post-credit scene that was not included during the initial release. He went onto say this.

"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. If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there'll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises."

The rerelease is set to hit June 28. It will serve as a nice lead-in to Spider-Man: Far From Home, opening the following weekend. I don't know what you think about all this, but I think this is the best and most inevitable route that Kevin Feige and the powers that be behind the scenes at Marvel could have taken at this point in time. After all, as I mentioned above, Avengers: Endgame is currently hovering on the all-time box-office charts in second place domestic and worldwide. J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens presently rules the domestic charts with $936.6 million and Avengers: Endgame trails it with $831.1 million. And the worldwide box-office chart is lorded over by James Cameron's 2009 action-adventure Avatar which currently holds a total of $2,788 billion compared to Avengers: Endgame's $2,743 billion.

Now I don't think all the re-releases in the world could help Marvel snag an additional $105 million to best Disney and Lucas Films $936.6 million domestic total for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But that said, this re-release could very well snag the top spot at the worldwide box-office from James "The King of the World" Cameron as Endgame would only need to collect a mere $45 million to take down Avatar. And that's a goal I'm sure Marvel has in mind. Will they accomplish their mission? I guess we'll find out once this re-release of Avengers: Endgame hits next week with extra footage.

Meanwhile, for those of you that have been living under rocks and in bomb shelters for the past year, Anthony and Joe Russo directed Avengers: Endgame from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely based on comics created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Kevin Feige produced this new movie which stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, and Paul Rudd. Brie Larson joins them along with Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The latest Marvel movie features music by Alan Silvestri, cinematography by Trent Opaloch, and editing by Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt. Marvel Studios is the sole production company behind the movie which was unleashed into a theater near you via Walt Disney Studios back on April 26, 2019. This story comes to us via ComicBook.com.

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