Load up on the popcorn and candy but go easy on the soda. Avengers: Endgame will be in theaters in less than a month, and a recent posting on the AMC Theaters website says that the film has a runtime of three hours and two minutes, which means it will be the longest Marvel movie ever.
Marvel fans are used to films that run a little longer than most, with the majority running around two hours and fifteen minutes. The Avengers franchise usually set records, with the original featuring a runtime of two hours and 23 minutes and Age of Ultron coming in at two hours and 21 minutes.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 28, 2019
Avengers: Endgame will beat out the current Marvel record holder – Avengers: Infinity War – by more than a half hour. Infinity War is similar to Endgame because it features a massive number of characters, but it still managed to wrap up in two hours and 29 minutes.
According to Entertainment Weekly, neither Disney or Marvel have confirmed Endgame’s running time. And, AMC has since deleted the three hour and two-minute runtime from their website. However, insiders say that while three hours and two minutes might not be exact, it’s really close.
To promote the fourth and final installment in the Avengers franchise, Marvel has released a series of posters featuring major characters along with the message “Avenge the fallen.” Some of the characters in the posters are still alive, but some were killed at the end of Infinity War when Thanos turned half of the world’s population into dust, which leads to many fans asking questions and coming up with theories about how the story will end.
Some of the images are in black and white, like the Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). There are also many in color like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Ant-man (Paul Rudd), and Captain America (Chris Evans).
Chris Evans Revealed His Reaction After Seeing “Avengers: Endgame” https://t.co/7ljpDe5KSM
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) March 28, 2019
With the approximate three-hour run time, Disney and Marvel will likely have to forfeit one showing each day per screen. Box office analysts believe they will be able to make up for that by playing the film on as many screens as possible within each theater complex.
Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it will complete the 11-year journey started by Iron Man in 2008.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.