Russo Brothers Think Marvel will Allow 3-Hour Runtime for Avengers: Endgame
Though Captain Marvel is set to come out in March, everyone has their eyes set on the release of Avengers: Endgame in April. The movie’s current cut is said to run for more than three hours, and the Russo Brothers are somewhat confident that Marvel Studios will be fine with what they have.
Talking to Collider, the directors shared:
“I think the studio is down with what the best story is. Right now, we think the movie is playing well and we’ve had great responses from our test audiences and we’re feeling very good about where it is. We’re still doing work to it. We’re not done with it. Again, this is a culmination film of 22 movies, it’s a lot of storytelling to work into it. Emotion is an intrinsic part of that to us. When you have to tell a really complicated story and you want strong emotional moments with the characters, it just requires a certain amount of real estate. This one, in particular, feels like three hours’ worth of real estate.”
As of now, the longest film in the MCU is Avengers: Infinity War and it runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes. With Endgame marking the end of 10 years’ worth of stories of the MCU, I think Marvel (and the fans) deserve to make a movie that surpasses 3 hours. I mean, if Peter Jackson can make 9 hours from the Hobbit films, why can’t Marvel?
For now, we know very little about Avengers: Endgame besides from what we’ve seen in the trailers. It’s even said that all the promo material for the movie will just include the first 15 minutes of the film. While I do want to see everyone back, I think it’s best that Marvel just keep us at the edge of our seats and not spoil anything too big.
Catch Avengers: Endgame in theaters April 26.