When you head to see Avengers: Age of Ultron at the midnight showing of your choice a couple months from now, you might want to order the larger popcorn and go to the bathroom before you sit down. It’s going to be a long one.
The EventCinemas website is showing the Age of Ultron running time to be 2 hours and 40 minutes. Add in the bevy of previews sure to be attached to what could easily be the biggest movie of 2015, and we’re talking about three hours, or pretty darn close.
That would be the longest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to date, a good 17 minutes longer than The Avengers. As awesome as that film turned out, you can’t honestly say it didn’t feel like a long movie.
Still, Age of Ultron has much more ground to cover, what with all six of the original Avengers needing screen time and character development — particularly the members without their own solo films, meaning Hawkeye (especially!), Black Widow and the Hulk. Plus we need to see the evolution of Ultron, meet Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch and probably see them switch sides, and get the origin of the Vision.
All that story and the inevitable set pieces call out for a lot of movie, and we have a feeling fans won’t be complaining. Just know that if this is correct, you’re going to need to pay the babysitter for an extra hour longer than normal.
(via Design & Trend)
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