It looks like Marvel fans may have found out exactly how long Infinity War will be.
SM Cinema has posted their advanced screening times for Infinity War. The cinema says the film will be having a runtime of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
That is a very neat and tidy runtime, which is suggesting this runtime is a placeholder while there still is a little bit of editing happening to the final cut of the film.
If this runtime is accurate, then this would make Infinity War the longest MCU film to date. The longest MCU film currently is Captain America: Civil War. The runtime for that film is 147 minutes.
Both Infinity War and Civil War have some similarities. The most obvious one is that both films have War in their titles. Joe and Anthony Russo directed both films. And both films feature many characters, although it looks like Infinity War will easily eclipse Civil War in that regard.
With all of that in mind, it’s not really a surprise to anyone that the film needs more room then the other Marvel films, and that’s even with a “Part 2” on the way. The extra time is especially necessary since, between both of these upcoming Avengers movie, the filmmakers have promised that every single plot thread since the first Iron Man movie will have a payoff.
“Every story that Marvel has told since Iron Man 1 finds a narrative thread in these next two Avengers movies,” Joe Russo said in a special feature included with the home release of Thor: Ragnarok. “It is a culmination of all that storytelling.”
“With Infinity War, we’re paying off every little thread and every little tease that we’ve had in what will be 18 films prior to Infinity War,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said. “There’s never been anything like this. Being able to, film after film, tease at a larger story. Really building these stories up into a giant conclusion. While at the same time introducing an entirely new direction for the future.”