Can’t wait to get seated for the next Avengers movie? Now we know how long you’ll get to stay in that seat. A listing on AMC Theaters‘ website has seemingly revealed the runtime of Avengers: Infinity War. The epic crossover blockbuster will be appropriately long, clocking in at 2 hours and 36 minutes long. That’s 13 minutes longer than the original The Avengers and 14 minutes longer than Avengers: Age of Ultron. This officially makes Infinity War the longest movie in the MCU, beating previous record holder Captain America: Civil War by 9 minutes. This lines up with previous statements from co-director Joe Russo, who said the film would be over two and a half hours long.
Runtimes over two and a half hours aren’t typical of blockbusters these days. It’s longer than both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, albeit just by several minutes. But the surplus runtime is comforting. With a movie bringing together so many characters and plot lines, it could easily get messy. Allowing time for both the plot to progress at a reasonable speed and for smaller moments in the midst of it all for breathing room ensure the ever-important factor of pacing isn’t neglected.
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Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, 2018.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten year in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Source: AMC Theaters