Whatever it takes: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ reportedly clocks in at over three hours

Posted on: March 26th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — With so many plot threads to tie up — and superhero dust to vacuum — it’s no surprise Avengers: Endgame will need some extra time to bring the events of last year’s Infinity War to a satisfying conclusion.

About three hours and two minutes’ worth, evidently. 

The website for the theater chain AMC has posted the alleged running time of the film, under the code name Extra.

In an interview with Collider last month, sibling directors Joe and Anthony Russo had mentioned that early cuts of the movie were clocking in at over three hours — and no, nobody who saw the advance screenings left for a bathroom break.

At the time, Joe noted, “We’re still at the three-hour mark. I think the studio is down with what the best story is.” He added, “When you have to tell a really complicated story and you want strong emotional moments with the characters, it just requires a certain amount of real estate. This one, in particular, feels like three hours’ worth of real estate.”
A three-hour, two-minute running time would make Avengers: Endgame the longest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by a mile. By comparison, its immediate predecessor, last year’s Infinity War, was a then-longest two hours, 40 minutes. 

For the record, the shortest of the MCU films, 2011’s Thor, clocked in at a downright skimpy hour and 54 minutes. 

Here are the run times of all the other Marvel Studios films:

Iron Man (2008) – 2 hours, 6 minutes
The Incredible Hulk (2008) – 1 hour, 52 minutes
Iron Man 2 (2010) – 2 hours, 5 minutes
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – 2 hours, 4 minutes
The Avengers (2012) – 2 hours, 23 minutes
Iron Man 3 (2013) – 2 hours, 11 minutes
Thor: The Dark World (2013) – 1 hour, 52 minutes
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – 2 hours, 16 minutes
Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) – 2 hours, 2 minutes
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – 2 hours, 21 minutes
Captain America: Civil War (2016) – 2 hours, 27 minutes
Doctor Strange (2016) – 1 hour, 55 minutes
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – (2017) 2 hours, 17 minutes
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – 2 hours, 13 minutes
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – 2 hours, 10 minutes
Black Panther (2018) – 2 hours, 14 minutes
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) 2 hours, 5 minutes
Captain Marvel (2019) – 2 hours, 5 minutes

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