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If you’ve been paying close attention to the box office battle between Avengers: Endgame and the all-time champion of the multiplex, Avatar, you know that the win is getting ever closer. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s big spender roughly $36.3 million away from its title, everyone’s jumping in to support the film’s chances with one last rally. And in the tweet below is a very special call to arms from Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man himself:
Clearly, the man who brought Tony Stark to cinematic would certainly have a stake in how Avengers: Endgame does at the box office, as the closure of Tony’s story would be a hell of a way for the MCU to topple James Cameron’s massive box office smash from its long held perch. Not to mention, it’s pretty much seen as the unofficial reason for the huge re-release push in the first place.
Regaining 2,025 screens that were lost to various films that stormed the box office in the summer movie season, there’s a really big push behind Avengers: Endgame’s campaign to get to the top. And Mr. Downey Jr. has thrown his clout behind this cause as well, through a shared piece of fan art on his Twitter account.
So why should fans take the words of this founding Avenger to heart? Well, it its new re-released form, Avengers: Endgame will include a deleted scene involving The Hulk, a special tribute to Stan Lee, and a Spider-Man: Far From Home sneak peek. All of that footage will be included at the end of the film mind you, so if you’re worried about having to recalibrate your bathroom strategy before heading out, you’re in the clear.
Plus, if you see the film in theaters again, you’ll have the chance to get the awesome Iron Man tribute poster that depicts one of the film’s most crucial moments. Yeah, try not to cry getting one with your ticket.
Strangely enough, this all feels very familiar to sci-fi fans who were around to see Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace launch its own re-release campaign back in 1999, in order to try and beat the then record holder Titanic. But while George Lucas’ return to the Star Wars galaxy had a much larger deficit to overcome to become a champion, all this record comes down to is an amount that would be seen as a lackluster opening weekend to a would-be tentpole.
Does Avengers: Endgame have enough gas in the tank, with both Iron Man and Captain America encouraging fans to make history? We’ll find out soon enough when the film is re-released into theaters this weekend.
And if you’re planning to skip out on the festivities, but want to own the film for yourself, know that Avengers: Endgame will be released on digital HD starting July 30th, with the home video releases across all formats (4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD) dropping on August 13th. Though if you’re really patient, you can always wait until the Disney+ launch of the film on December 11th.