– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Just how long is Avengers: Infinity War? There have been stories going back and forth on that one for a bit. When last we reported (in March), the film had a 156-minute runtime. This would make it the longest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film. However, as so happens, the date gets closer, and the runtime reported by the studio changes ever-so-slightly.

This has happened many times in the past with other films, and has just happened with Avengers: Infinity War. Our source is telling us that the superhero team-up flick has a modified runtime of 150 minutes, a full six minutes shorter than initially reported. But how does it stack up against the other films? Is it still the longest, or did this change result in a re-shifting of that title?

The longest MCU film to date is Captain America: Civil War, with 147 minutes. So, despite the change in runtime, it sounds like Avengers: Infinity War is the longest by three minutes. Additionally, it’s longer than Avengers: Age of Ultron by nine minutes and the first Avengers film by seven minutes.

However, at the end of the day, none of this matters. Already, some outlets have seen the first 24 minutes of the flick, and one common word seems to be “ambitious.” So the question I have is if its runtime is long enough to capture that ambition. The Russo Brothers are economical storytellers, so I’m hoping it will be.

How does 150 minutes sound to you as a runtime? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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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.