You may have heard the rumors that Disney and Marvel were planning on releasing ‘The Avengers‘ “Director’s Cut” in theaters this August. It’s a great story, except it’s not true.
The story goes that director Joss Whedon’s first cut of ‘The Avengers’ was over three hours long. This much is true; he told Collider as much. But from there the rumor took on a life of its own (anonymous sources at a site called Superhero Authority?…) and all suddenly it became a foregone conclusion that Disney would re-release ‘The Avengers’ in theaters with bonus footage later this summer. But we check with the actual people at Disney who confirmed they have absolutely no plans to release an ‘Avengers’ Director’s Cut in theaters.