There Won’t Be an Avengers: Endgame 4-Hour Cut and That’s a Good Thing

The rumored Avengers: Endgame extended cut that is said to be almost four hours long will never be released. First, the biggest adventure the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen so far brought together all the active MCU superheroes to battle Thanos and his armies. Then, it became clear that this big event left many scenes cut from the final release of the movie. But, after that, rumors started that there was an almost four-hour director’s cut version of the movie and the question became, will it ever be released. Thankfully, it looks like the answer to that question is no.

There Are Many Scenes That Were Cut From Avengers: Endgame

There Won’t Be an Avengers: Endgame 4-Hour Cut and That’s a Good Thing

Avengers: Endgame follows the heroes that have survived the snap and try to come up with a plan to undo it. Eventually, they initiate the Time Heist and travel back in time to get the Infinity Stones before Thanos. They succeed and manage to undo the snap but make it possible for a past version of Thanos to appear in the present and unleash all of his armies. These events lead to the Battle of Earth, the biggest clash in the MCU so far, and it ends with Iron Man’s final sacrifice.

The Russo Brothers Fully Approved the Cuts to Avengers: Endgame

The complexity of both the Time Heist and Battle of Earth and the number of characters involved in the story made it very easy for Avengers: Endgame to end up with many cut scenes. In an interview, the directors of Endgame, Joe and Anthony Russo, revealed how the longest cut they had was about three hours and 40 minutes long. They also mentioned that they fully approve that some 40 minutes were cut and that the final version of the movie or its director’s cut will never be released.

The Russo Brothers

The Deleted Scenes From Avengers Didn’t Justify an Extended Cut

As it is, Avengers: Endgame is three hours long and the longest MCU movie to date. The movie never fails to keep up the pace, but it had subplots that were sacrificed for better flow. While all subplots were addressed, given time to develop, and given closure, there were even more scenes shot around those. Despite that, experts believe that the deleted scenes don’t add anything much to the story and can even mess up important scenes. So, it was decided that an almost four-hour cut of Avengers: Endgame would not ever be released because it would be completely unnecessary.

A still from one of the scenes cut from Avengers: Endgame

While director’s cuts often turn out to be quite fun, and in certain cases, they even make big changes to the story, Avengers: Endgame is one of those movies that simply doesn’t need one. After all, even the Russo brothers have stated that the director’s cut is the one everyone saw on the big screen.