After only 23 days of theater domination, and over $500 million earned in the US ($1.295 billion globally…dear lord), The Avengers is already being prepared for home video release. Currently rumored to have a release date of September 25th, the juggernaut blockbuster will have three versions for you to choose from: a single-disc DVD, a two-disc Blu-ray Combo, and a four-disc special edition Blu-ray (guess which one I’ll be getting…)
Details of the three versions, courtesy of the rumormongers at Screen Rant and the Blu-ray Forum, have come to light, including the precious 30 minutes of deleted footage that director Joss Whedon removed from his initial cut of the film.
The rumored special features for the four-disc edition are:
- Audio Commentary with director Joss Whedon
- Marvel One Shot: Item 147 (very curious to find out what this one is)
- Second Screen
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Opening – Maria Hill Interrogation
- Extended Scene – Loki & Barton Strategize
- Steve Rogers – Man Out of Time
- Nick Fury & World Security Council
- Extended Viaduct Fight (raw footage)
- Fury & Hill discuss the World Security Council
- Extended Scene – Banner & Security Guard
- Alternate Ending – Maria Hill Interrogation
- A Visual Journey
- Assembling the Ultimate Team
- Soundgarden’s “Live to Rise” music video
Hopefully, you’ve all gone HD by now, because the standard DVD edition will only include the audio commentary with Whedon and the Assembling the Ultimate Team featurette.
Again, this is still a rumored list. September is a long ways away, so things could easily change betrween now and then.
The Avengers is still going strong in theaters. Feel free to give Marvel/Disney more of your money.