Captain America: Civil War Running Time Revealed


Even though Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t be competing with Captain America: Civil War on the same release day, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe still wants to challenge the DC movie — in movie length.

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The running time for Captain America: Civil War has been revealed to be a whopping 2 hours 26 minutes.  That’s only 5 minutes shorter than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  In recent reports, director Zack Snyder revealed that 7 minutes of the DCEU film is actually due to the end credits.  So if Captain America: Civil War plays it conservatively in this arena (squeeze more in with smaller font maybe?), it may prove to be longer than the film pitting the Man of Steel against the Dark Knight … if only by a smidgen.

No matter what, fans of both universes (yours truly) should prepare with a long nap, big meal, and loads of coffee (not that you’ll need any since both films seem plenty exciting).  Another thing to note is that Captain America: Civil War may be part of a Captain America marathon, much like how Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) was released on opening day, where it was part of a double-feature with Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).  So if you’re a hardcore fan of the series (again, yours truly), you could be spending a good part of the day in the theater.

Captain America: Civil War – Official Synopsis: Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Captain America: Civil War has a United States release date of May 6, 2016.  It will be directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, star Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, Robert Downy Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Anthony MAckie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Paul Bettany as Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones, William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zemo, and Martin Freeman in an unspecified role.