Avengers Runtime

“I Don’t Feel So Good” – New “Avengers” Film to Clock in at Three Hours

I still remember shifting in my seat as the credits rolled on Avengers: Infinity War. My bladder was urging me to bolt for the bathroom, but I knew there was a major post-credits scene I had to see. The culmination of the MCU had a major downer ending, and ran nearly two-and-a-half hours, the longest outing to date.

Now, the end of Infinity War – which will involve Brie Larson's Captain Marvel in some way, who will be introduced in her own film just two months prior – laughs at all that. The Russo Brothers' big finale reportedly clocks in at three hours, making it one of the longest blockbusters ever, approaching the epic size (or bloat, depending on your view) of Titanic and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

While this probably won't be the final runtime, it seems this cut is close to the real deal - unlike when blogs try to get clicks from reporting on "assembly cuts," which is just all the filmed scenes strung together in loose narrative order. That's just to help the post-production team know what to cut. This seems like they've got their epic finale in order, they just have to decide if that's how they want it. Considering there's no official title yet, they might not have anything figured out yet.

The last Avengers film opens May 3, 2019. Though don't be surprised if they bump it up a week sooner like they did with Infinity War.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.