Anthony Russo, the co-director of Avengers: Endgame, says that he doesn’t mind if his film doesn’t surpass Avatar at the global box office.
Avengers: Endgame has been pulling in truly enormous numbers at the box office, breaking numerous records in the process.
Many MCU fans had been hoping it would be able to catch Avatar as the all-time highest grossing movie at the global box office, but director Anthony Russo doesn’t mind if it falls short, the filmmaker telling MTV that this doesn’t change what a huge achievement the film has been:
“I mean, look, I know it sounds very sensational and all but I try not to focus on it because there’s no — even if we don’t pass Avatar, there’s no way I want to have a shred of regret about anything associated with this movie. So I refuse to kind of consider it, you know?”
Endgame is currently $45 million behind Avatar and running out of steam, but with Marvel announcing the release of a new version complete with post-credits scene (and “a few surprises), the studio will no doubt be hoping that it manages to propel the superhero blockbuster towards the magical $2.789 billion which would see it surpass James Cameron’s film.
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Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie).