If you’ve been following film news for any length of time, you may have noticed that the majority of news is based around rumors and insider information from various sites. Unless there’s a press release or announcement event, a good chunk of these rumors are rarely even addressed or confirmed until an interview or actual release of a movie.
Occasionally, however, there are some rumors that get addressed by the filmmakers themselves. Such is the case with this Doctor Strange news piece. Last week, the eagle-eyed folks over at Slash Film noticed that the Australian chain called Event Cinemas showed Doctor Strange runtime as 130 minutes — or around two hours and ten minutes.
Doctor Stranger director Scott Derrickson took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny this rumor.
Let’s be honest though, the 130 minute runtime is likely not too far from the truth, as a good number of Marvel films click in at anywhere from 110-140 minutes, depending on the scale of the film. Given that this is a standalone film, I’d normally be inclined to think that this would run about 110 minutes. However, since this film will have the added mystical complication, perhaps a bit more time will be needed to make everything clear to mainstream audiences. As such, 130 sounds like a more than reasonable runtime for the film.
What do you think? How long do you think Doctor Strange should be? Let us know in the comments down below!
Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4, 2016.
SOURCE: Scott Derrickson, Slash Film