– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last week, it was reported that the runtime for Avengers: Infinity War would be around 156 minutes in length. This means that it would be the longest Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date…but is it true? There were other rumors around 140 to 150 minutes, but the more reliable one came from AMC (before they reduced it to 150 minutes), and was later corroborated by Fandango as 156 minutes.

We reached out to our source who has stated that the film is indeed 156 minutes in length, confirming once and for all that it will take the cake as the longest Marvel movie to date.

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So how does this stack up against the other movies? Obviously, it’s longer, and is a full nine minutes longer than the other longest film, Captain America: Civil War. Given the epic scope of the movie, as well as the ridiculous number of characters set to appear in it, it’s understandable that it would run a little bit long.

If anything, I can see some fans being disappointed that this isn’t a three-hour-long Lord of the Rings epic. Will 156 minutes be enough time for them to tell a story with 60-plus characters in it? We sure hope so. Given just how strong their movies have been in this current phase, it’d be a shame if they couldn’t stick the landing (or at least the landing until next year’s Avengers 4).

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SOURCE: Fandango

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.