Despite Avengers: Endgame never having left theaters, the Marvel Studios blockbuster makes its triumphant return Friday with what's been dubbed as the "Bring Back" event. Boasting six additional minutes, the re-release is obviously intended to push the sequel comfortably past Avatar's $2.788 billion total, and secure its spot as the highest-grossing film of all time. But what's actually included with this version of Endgame?
That's not entirely clear, at least from a single source. When Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced the re-release last week, he teased, "If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute and a few surprises."
Naturally, fans quickly started speculating about what, precisely, the new re-release could contain.
Now, we finally have a better idea about what's actually included. The official announcement by Marvel and Disney of the re-release of Avengers: Endgame includes exclusive art that will be available to ticket buyers at select locations, along with some additional details.
A cinema listing previously revealed the re-release will feature an additional six minutes of footage. Coupled with Feige's comments, that led some to speculate Endgame, which was initially released without a post-credits scene, might now feature one, if not more.
However, we now know that isn't the case. First of all, the studio confirmed the film will be preceded by a new introduction by co-director Anthony Russo. On top of that, the "Bring Back" cut will also feature an unfinished deleted scene. The details of the scene are, of course, unknown. What's more, the re-release will also offer a tribute to the late Stan Lee, as well as a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Far From Home -- both of which will presumably take place after the credits of Endgame.
A new introduction, a deleted scene, a special tribute and a Far From Home sneak peek may very well add a total of six minutes to the film's already-lengthy runtime. However, Feige also mentioned "other surprises." What could that entail? It's possible he simply meant the new poster, but the possibility remains he could be alluding to something more substantial.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is in theaters now.