Avengers: Infinity War could be the longest Marvel movie till date, according to director
Co-director Joe Russo says Avengers: Infinity War might be longest Marvel movie till date, longer run times expected in the future as well
Co-director Joe Russo (forming a directorial duo with brother Anthony Russo) of the upcoming Marvel movie Avengers: Infinity War has hinted that the latest Avenger's movie will probably be the longest one out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's kitty of films.
“The current cut is over two and a half [hours]. Most of it’s a movie you could show, but there’s still a lot of work left to be done, I still have a couple of scenes that we haven’t finished from Avengers 3 that I’m shooting in the next few months with my brother, and it’s certainly gonna be a film that lives in the two and a half hour, two and a half hour-plus range," said Joe according to a Collider report.
Joe recently took to the San Diego Comic Con's stage to reveal the first footage of the upcoming superhero movie leaving fans of the Marvel universe mesmerised, with their anticipation reaching its peak. Joe gave a befitting response as to why his upcoming directorial venture pans beyond the two and a half hour mark.
Calling it a 'culmination event', Joe said Avengers: Infinity War takes '10 years of storytelling' from the Marvel universe that is to be depicted on the silver screen. He feels that it is impossible to cram in all the characters and their stories under the two point five hour mark.
Captain America: Civil War directed by the Russo brothers has been the longest Marvel movie till date with a two hour 27 minute run time, followed by The Avengers at two hours 23 minutes and Avengers: Age of Ultron clocking in at two hours and 21 minutes.
Joe said that Avengers 4 can also be expected to be around the same length, and longer run times is probably where the upcoming movies will be headed towards.
Avengers: Infinity War is slated for a 25 April, 2018 release.
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