The most ambitious crossover in cinematic history is gearing up for a home video release. If Avengers: Infinity War left you wanting more from your favorite Marvel heroes, and if Reddit bans and Twitter memes aren’t quite filling the void of the Avengers, never fear. The in-home version of Infinity War comes with a Thanos-sized arsenal of special features.
Avengers: Infinity War will be available on digital platforms such as iTunes and Vudu on July 31. Disney will release 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD packages two weeks later, on Aug. 14.
The film will come with over two hours of bonus content, including a 30-minute roundtable with Marvel Cinematic Universe directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Captain America sequels, Infinity War), Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron), James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), and Taika Waititi as they discuss their individual movies in the grand scheme of the MCU.
There’s also going to be a ton of extra footage, including a gag reel and the first meeting of the cast, deleted scenes highlighting the various heroes, and featurettes giving an inside look on some of the climactic battle scenes and a glimpse into Thanos’ past.
It’s rumored that scenes of Thanos’ backstory and motivations will be integrated into the full film, in what fans are dubbing the “Thanos cut.” According to Comicbook.com, comics writer and Thanos creator Jim Starlin reportedly teased an extended cut at Las Vegas Comic Con, but Marvel has yet to officially confirm this much-clamored-about rumor. Marvel’s list of special features for Infinity War do not mention anything like this, although the original report suggested it would be released in a separate edition of the film. Fingers crossed, because Starlin reportedly mentioned “30 minutes of Thanos’ backstory — his origin.”
Various bundled packages with The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron will also be available for Infinity War. The trailer for the home video release is below: