Hold your horses, because reports of a six-hour cut of Avengers: Endgame have been greatly exaggerated! Doing the rounds to promote their new Netflix movie, The Gray Man, Joe and Anthony Russo said the three-hour version we saw in theaters back in 2019 is, for all intents and purposes, their Director's Cut.
"I think the longest we ever had, it was like 3 hours and 40 minutes," Joe says in the video below, debunking that six-hour rumour. When Anthony added that a supercut of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame could hit that six-hour mark, his brother added, "between the two, there could be a six-hour cut."
"I think those 40 minutes deserve to be on the editing floor," Joe interjected with Anthony chiming in to say, "Yeah. That’s why they went there in the first place." Joe would conclude by stating, "You have the director’s cut. That’s it. There’s nothing else, sorry."
When we interviewed the Russo Brothers in 2020, Anthony confirmed that every Marvel Studios movie they've released has had a cut they were happy with. "We've always been very lucky, you know?" he said. "In our career, we've always worked with great collaborators and worked to put out the versions of movies we wanted to."
"Certainly, with all the Marvel movies, we've done that."
An Infinity War/Endgame supercut with all those unseen deleted scenes would be pretty amazing, but we're not banking on it happening in the foreseeable future. Speculation that the filmmakers will return to the MCU to helm Secret Wars continues online, but Joe and Anthony recently indicated that no official discussions relating to that unconfirmed crossover event have taken place.
Check out the full interview with the Russo Brothers in the video below: