It’s been a year since Avengers: Endgame hit theaters – April 26, 2019 – and the Russo brothers, who directed four huge MCU movies, including Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War, would love nothing more than to bring audiences back to The Russos, who now have an action-packed Netflix movie starring Chris Hemsworth called Extraction (read our extraction review here), recently appeared on CinemaBlend’s ReelBlend podcast and discussed the possibility of re-release Infinity War and Endgame once the theater chains begin to reopen and accept the crowds. “The theatrical experience is a community experience,” said Joe Russo. “Perhaps the most touching moment in our entire career was a few weeks ago, when the lockdown started, and Endgame was in vogue on social media because everyone was posting videos of opening in their theaters with an audience emotionally linked to the material. “
“For us,” he added, “it is really the strength of the theater experience, it is that it combines the audience, and it combines you overall. For being part of the films that made it, on this scale with this level of emotional connection from the audience, was really very moving and will be the highlight of our career. So, use these films to bring people back to theaters? We would be delighted. I mean, any opportunity for people to come back and share these stories together is one that we would support. “
Meanwhile, just weeks after announcing a major change to their upcoming theatrical release, Disney has set new dates for 2022: Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder and Doctor Strange in the Madness Multiverse.
At the same time, Sony Pictures has announced new release dates for their next Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: Spider-Verse sequels.
Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.