Put this in the ‘that would be cool’ pile as I am not really seeing some credible intel on this one. There are rumors going around today that Disney might be inclined to re-release The Avengers in theaters come August with a three-hour-long director’s cut compliments of Joss Whedon. Ever since the Blu-ray information came out addressing the bonus features, people have actually been asking for such a thing in part because of the shear amount of deleted scenes.
Apparently, there is enough to squeeze out another thirty minutes of high quality footage that did not make the cut in the interest of time including more scenes revolving around how Captain America is dealing with the passage of time. Whedon eventually settled on scratching that chunk of footage out of the movie as the audience supposedly learns everything they need to know about the superhero from his scene with the punching bags.
It would be very interesting to see if Disney goes along with this considering a ton of people who saw The Avengers have done so multiple times already. There is certainly demand for it, and it could conceivably go a long way it possibly edging out Titanic for the silver medal on the domestic box office charts. As of this moment, The Avengers is still $83 million behind the James Cameron-directed feature with $575 million to date. Assuming no director’s cut re-release, Marvel’s latest film will most likely end its theatrical run a shade beyond the $600 million mark.