Avengers: Endgame runtime sets record for longest MCU film


Avengers: Endgame will officially become the longest Marvel Cinematic Universe film when it hits theaters.

Captain Marvel is almost 21 days passed, which placed the road to Avengers: Endgame even closer. The biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe film, it will reunite the Original Avengers, and others, to finally defeat Thanos and save the universe.

This is a movie of epic proportions. It not only brings these heroes together but will close this chapter of the MCU which began in 2008, when Iron Man released and welcomed Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.

A movie this grand will feature action from start to finish, one would think, and that is indeed the case. AMC’s Endgame page updated with the film’s official runtime: 182 minutes or three hours, two minutes.

That makes Endgame the longest film in MCU history and the first to cross the three-hour mark. It’s reminiscent of Zack Snyder’s 2009 film Watchmen, although it featured DC characters and happened long before the DC Cinematic Universe transpired.

In the MCU, the next longest film was 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, which then combined all the characters moviegoers grew to adore over the past 10 years, at 149 minutes. That felt epic already. Add 33 minutes to that — an eternity for a movie — and that becomes Endgame, except with less clarity on the film’s plot, despite constant speculation.

The AvengersAge of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War are some of the MCU’s other longest films.

182 minutes is still an incredible timespan to fill and with fewer characters, at least from who has been billed. Captain Marvel assembling with the current Avengers is significant enough, and the living Avengers still must save Tony Stark from outer space and create their plan to conquer the Mad Titan.

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Either way, moviegoers are in for a long stay at their respective theater when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on Friday, April 26.