‘Avengers: Endgame’ Runtime: Here’s How Long The Marvel Movie Will Be
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, affectionately called the MCU, has produced 22 movies over 10+ years. Now the final film that will make the end of the franchise’s third phase is on its way. There is much speculation as to what will occur in Avengers: Endgame, most notably how the superheroes who were “dusted” by Thanos’ snap will be saved. But other questions are much simpler, like “how long will the film be?” Here’s what we know.
It’s the fourth Avengers film
Much of the MCU films have followed a specific hero, from Iron Man to Captain America. But The Avengers in 2012 demonstrated how the movies are all intertwined and the heroes must learn to work together. Avengers: Age of Ultron followed in 2015.
The initial announcement was that Avengers: Infinity War would be two films, titled Parts 1 and 2. However, this was later changed, and Avengers: Infinity War was released in 2018, with a subsequent film to follow in 2019.
The title of the film wasn’t announced for a long time
After the separation of the two films in title, no name was given for the fourth (and final) Avengers film. It was then referred to simply as Avengers 4. That is until the first trailer for the film was released in Dec. 2018, revealing the title Avengers: Endgame.
Here’s how long the movie will run
Even prior to the reveal of the title, bits of information about Endgame became available. One important discovery in Nov. 2018 was that, at that point in the editing process, the runtime was approximately three hours. Now, directors Joe and Anthony Russo are saying that that is still the case.
Marvel is probably not considering an intermission
With such an epic runtime, Endgame comes in at 20 minutes longer than the current longest Marvel film, Infinity War. One Twitter user speculated that this might mean that Marvel would consider adding an intermission to the film. However, both he and most insiders agree that this probably will not happen.
A new TV spot
During the Super Bowl, a new 30-second trailer came out for Endgame. No new plot details were revealed, but it did give a closer look at where our remaining heroes are at the beginning of the film, which looks to take place at least a year or two after the events of Infinity War.
Captain Marvel will save the day
Prior to Endgame, there’s still one more Marvel film to be released. Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, will begin playing on March 8, 2019. The movie will take place in the 1990s, so it won’t mess with the franchise’s continuity, but there’s a very strong possibility that it will connect to Endgame, demonstrating how Captain Marvel will help the Avengers achieve their mission.
When does Avengers: Endgame come out?
Less than two months after Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to land in theaters. The film’s current release date is April 26, 2019, which was moved up one week from the previously announced date, May 3, 2019.