Here’s the thing – and not everyone here agrees with me (obviously) – while I do like Avengers: Age of Ultron, I feel it’s an over-rushed, over-stuffed messy movie that in places jumps from scene to scene without any real cohesion.
But could people at Marvel and/or Disney feel the same?
According to various reports, including Screencrush, we may well be getting an extended cut when the movie hits later this year for home release. Not only that, but we may get an alternate ending too.
Amazon.co.uk has put the movie up for preorder – we’ve put a screen grab in below – and their listing includes an “extended version” an an “alternate ending.” Interesting, right?
The original cut of the movie ran almost an hour longer than what hit cinemas and director Joss Whedon has previously said that the home release will have a fair amount of extra material… now it looks like the director’s original vision (sorry) of the movie may make the disc.
This is all fascinating since Whedon is famous for having said he doesn’t believe in director’s cuts… and what makes the big screen IS the movie. Maybe he’s out of his depth with this packed story?
The alternate ending does have us intrigued too… could it be something to do with our speculations last week (here) about where Hulk winds up next? Are Marvel hoping to have things sorted out with Universal before the movie hits regarding a standalone Hulk movie? Or are we barking up the wrong tree?
We’ll all know when it hits the home market later this years…
Assemble! (Continues after pic)
Amazon UK has send an email to all potential customers informing them that the details above may not be true:
We recently sent you an e-mail about the Avengers: Age of Ultron which said that these items included an extended version and alternate ending. As the studio hasn’t yet confirmed which special features will be included with these items, this information may not be correct. We’re sorry for any inconvenience our e-mail caused.
These items are still available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk at the link below, where details on special features will be added when received from the studio:
I hope this helps and that we see you again soon.
Customer Service Department
Seems to us that maybe Amazon got shouted at because so many sites picked up on what the were publishing. We still believe this may well happen though…