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Director Joe Russo Said That Avengers 4 Could Be Three (3) Hours Long


The Express- This year’s Avengers Infinity War clocked in at a whopping 149 minutes. Such a runtime made it the longest Marvel movie to date after an incredible 20 movies. But with its sequel Avengers 4 arriving next April, could this film even longer? Well according to director Joe Russo it could be even more than 180 minutes.

Speaking with Collider, he said: “I’ll say it could easily be a three-hour film.” Joe continued: “But I think that, you know, we’re very hard on the material. “We like it to play at a certain pace. Uh…I…you know, I’m sure that we’ll squeeze it.

Lets. Fucking. Go. Even though I am a rather large, decently old, definitely washed up man that usually has no interest in sitting on a rinky dink foldable seat in a dingy movie theater for 120 minutes let alone 180 minutes, I am all in for a 3 hour runtime for Avengers 4. In fact, I think 3 hours should be the bear minimum for this film. Yes I am going to call it a film instead of movie because this seems like an event and it could be another masterpiece after Infinity War. Avengers 4 is not only a follow up to Infinity War, but it’s the end of an era for MCU since we know some characters won’t be making it, or at least the actors that played them. I’ll take a 4 hour movie if that’s what’s needed to tell the whole story. Because just looking at that fan made poster above had me feeling things no person should feel about fictional characters.

I want the Russos to have the creative freedom to go balls to the wall not have to worry about a time number. There is going to be a lot of shit to go through considering (***SPOILER***) half of the universe just got snapped into dust and there may be some sort of crazy time traveling, flashbacks, or other comic book movie tropes. If that means we need a 5 minute intermission halfway through so we can refill our popcorn tubs and hit the bathroom, so be it. But I don’t want the deleted scenes to be a hidden treasure because Disney’s consumer research department says that the target market for Avengers movies can’t stay in a theater for more than 2 hours without getting fidgety, which will result in less Thor and Iron Man toys being sold. I want the Director’s Cut to be just Avengers 4, with Thanos’ every move and thought on screen as well as any relevant backstory. In fact, show me how Thanos got the first two Infinity stones in the last movie while you are it. I don’t remember thinking “Is this almost over?” once during Infinity War and I don’t think I’ll be thinking that for one second during Avenger 4. Or at least I really, really hope so. This movie hasssss to be fucking awesome, right?


h/t Max