Marvel’s biggest film ever, Avengers: Endgame, is heading back to theaters this weekend with some additional material tacked on before and after the film, but those of you who are waiting to catch it on home video will have to wait until mid-August. If you fall into this camp, may I suggest you avoid the above trailer as it features all manner of spoilers, including the film’s big climactic moment.
As everyone knows by now, Endgame‘s worldwide box office haul is about fifty million dollars shy of current record holder Avatar, which is why Marvel is attempting to draw fans back to theaters this weekend with never before seen footage. That sounds a bit daunting, however, as the film’s three hour running time is already a bladder-bursting effort, so adding another ten to fifteen minutes onto it seems like it may actually have the potential to keep some folks away.
The die hards will likely turn out, however, and push the film past Avatar‘s box office record. Or maybe it won’t, because people might have Marvel fatigue. It hasn’t happened yet, however, as much as everyone keeps predicting it will, but we’ll find out this weekend. Check out the full compliment of special features that will be available on the Blu-ray editions of Avengers: Endgame, which hits home video on August 13.
- Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
- Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
- A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
- Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow’s journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
- The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history … back-to-back!
- The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
- Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
- Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
- Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
- Visionary Intro – Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
- Audio Commentary – Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Paul Rudd Introduces an Extended Sneak Peek at ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Ahead of Blu-ray Release (VIDEO)
Watch an extended sneak peek of Marvel Studios’ #AntManAndTheWasp! Bring it home on Digital, #MoviesAnywhere, and 4K Ultra HD October 2 and Blu-ray October 16. Pre-order today: https://t.co/N0miFn51dR pic.twitter.com/LqSWJIxQ89
— Ant-Man and The Wasp (@AntMan) September 24, 2018
Man, you wanna talk about movies I’ve almost totally erased from my memory, Ant-Man and the Wasp is pretty high on that list. Despite having come out a little over two months ago, I don’t think I could tell you much of anything that happened in that movie.
Thankfully we can all refresh our memories soon when the 20th film in the MCU is released digitally on October 2 and two weeks later on DVD and Blu-ray. To prep for it, Paul Rudd is here to introduce one of the funnier sequences in the film when Scott’s suit malfunctions while at his daughter’s school and he walks around pretending to be a kid.
I don’t know if Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s problems all stem from the fact that it followed on the heels of Infinity War in theaters, but I will be curious to see how well it’s regarded five or ten years from now. Something tells me that then, as now, it will be viewed as a rather minor effort in the overall MCU.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 9, 2018
The more I think about Deadpool 2, the more I find myself enjoying its irreverence. Yes, it’s problematic and using Vanessa’s death as a catalyst for Deadpool’s personal growth is a plot device that should’ve died decades ago. However, anytime I think about him butchering dudes to Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” or the recurring dubstep jokes that grew on me as the film went along, I can’t help but chuckle and admire what they did.
There’s good news today for fans of the film as its star and producer Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to announce the film’s Blu-ray and Digital release dates, both of which are much sooner than expected. The superhero sequel will be available on all major On Demand services beginning August 7, with the physical media release date following two weeks later on August 21.
There’s also going to be an extended cut of the film, which makes sense considering they were doing reshoots earlier this year and a lot of stuff was probably left on the cutting room floor. Personally, I’m hoping for more of Rob Delaney’s Peter. Dude was the best thing about the movie, and I think we’d all be happy to have more Peter in our lives…
[4K Blu-ray cover art courtesy of Comic Book Movie]