'Avengers: Endgame' is Coming Back to Theaters With Additional Footage

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  General atmosphere during the IMAX private screening for the movie: "Avengers: Endgame" at the IMAX AMC Theatre on April 23, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for IMAX)
IMAX Private Screening For The Movie: Avengers: Endgame | Lars Niki/GettyImages

In efforts to both beat box office record-holder Avatar and to give fans more of what they love, Avengers: Endgame will be returning to theaters, and the second run will include some extra scenes that didn't appear in its original April release.

During a Spider-Man: Far From Home press junket in London, Brandon Davis of Comicbook.com spoke with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who confirmed the news. "I don't know if it's been announced," he admitted. "And I don't know how much … Yeah, we're doing it next weekend."

James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar holds the world record for the highest-grossing box office hit, with a whopping $2.788 billion total. Endgame is in a close second at $2.743 billion, and a second release with new footage may help Marvel catch up to the sci-fi film's record—and break it.

As Collider points out, the re-release is expertly timed to appear before Spider-Man: Far From Home to get viewers into superhero mode once again. There’s no doubt the new footage will appeal to diehard fans who want to brave the three-plus-hour-long movie again, and target those few outliers who have yet to see the film.

This article also appears on Mental Floss.