The Avengers: Director's Cut coming to cinemas?

News Simon Brew
13 Jun 2012 - 06:37

You may yet want to treat this one with a bit of salt, but rumours suggest a longer The Avengers cut may be on the way...

The current box office tally for Joss Whedon's hugely successful big screen gathering of The Avengers is just on the cusp of breaking $1.4bn globally. That makes it the third biggest film of all time, behind the two James Cameron opuses, Titanic and Avatar.

The film is heading to DVD and Blu-ray in September, but there's a rumour that hints a longer cut of the film may be heading to cinemas, possibly to try and give those numbers one last big boost.

The suggestion is that the film may be re-released as early as the end of summer, with Disney and Marvel apparently "mulling over the option". Ordinarily, we'd dismiss this as nonsense, but given how The Avengers has pretty much written its own rule book this summer, it's hard to entirely rule it out. It's little secret that Joss Whedon had a lot of extra footage that he didn't use in his final cut, as you'd expect.

We still think this is a long shot, though, but we'll keep you posted if we hear anything more about it.

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