According to AMC Theatres the run-time of Avengers: Infinity War has been revealed and it’s a big’un.
Clocking in at 2 hours and 36 minutes, the latest entry into the Marvel cinematic universe will reportedly top the previous longest entry of 2-hours and 27-minute for Captain America: Civil War.
It’s an understandable move by Marvel given the sheer scope and size of the movie at hand. As revealed by Joe Russo during a panel at Wizard World New Orleans a couple of years ago, the production team were working on “a board with 67 characters on it”. Incorporating that many characters into one film is an incredibly tough ask, no matter your run-time. So it’s unsurprising to see that Marvel gave the okay for this to run for over 2 and a half hours.
Hopefully this means that the various plot threads are all given room to breathe and it doesn’t just feel like characters are thrown in for the sake of it. This breathing room will also play a key role in affirming how well the Guardians are brought into the mix for their first cross-over film with the Avengers.
Avengers: Infinity War arrives in cinemas on April 27 and will act as a Part 1 to the as of yet untitled Avengers 4 which will air in 2019.