With a runtime shorter than the original by one minute, but a whole lot more characters and subplots in the mix, it’s understandable that some of the reviews for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” have complained about certain sequences and characters within the film being shortchanged.
Joss Whedon previously confirmed that his first cut of the film clocked in at around half an hour longer than the final film version, and the movie’s trailers certainly include shots that did not make the final theatrical cut – most notably from the Thor cave sequence.
Today, Collider reports that an e-mail sent by Amazon’s UK branch about pre-ordering the home release version of the film has confirmed that the DVD and Blu-ray (and likely digital HD) cuts of the film will not only be an ‘extended edition’, but will also include an alternate ending.
How much longer this possible extended cut could be is unknown at this point, though the alternate ending isn’t expected to be that different to the theatrical one which is pretty definitive. No release date has yet been set for the film’s home video release.