A little over a year ago, audiences all around the world experienced possibly the biggest cinematic event in recent memory. Avengers: Endgame made a massive box office debut, with so many people flocking to theaters during the first week alone after waiting for almost a year since Infinity War‘s infamous cliffhanger. Now, with theaters around the world closed due to COVID-19, it feels rather surreal that such a massive movie event happened only a year ago. However, with movie theaters expecting to reopen by June or July, Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo made a suggestion to release both Endgame and Infinity War again in celebration.
The suggestion came about when the Russos were on Cinemablend’s Reelblend podcast discussing their new Netflix film Extraction. When the topic of Endgame was brought up, they expressed that the most touching moment of their film careers was when many people were sharing their initial theater reactions to Endgame‘s iconic moments on social media. With both films garnering such a huge reactions, it proved to them that the theatrical experience is still an important one. When thinking about re-releasing the film this summer post-pandemic, they stated, “We would be ecstatic, I mean, any opportunity for people to go back and share in those stories together is one that we would support”.
With Black Widow being delayed, it will be over a year and a half since the last major Marvel film- Spider-Man: Far From Home– was released in theaters. If both movies were to be re-released, it will certainly help MCU fans see a Marvel movie this summer to make up for Marvel Studios’ unexpected hiatus.