Fans with bladder problems might have a tough time watching Avengers 4. During a recent Q&A on Instagram, director Joe Russo revealed that the current runtime for the follow up to Infinity War, which ran for two hours and 40 minutes, sits at three hours. If the duration stays the same, Avengers 4 would become Marvel’s longest movie to date.
While promoting his new bar, Duello, Joe Russo was bombarded with questions about the upcoming Marvel film. “The running time on Avengers 4 is currently sitting right at three hours. We’ll see if that holds,” he answered about the film’s current runtime, which Marvel might change, of course.
When you think about it, the runtime seems more than justified when you consider all that needs to happen in Avengers 4. We know that there will be time-travel involved. We know more characters might die. And we know that, by the end of the film, the MCU will probably never be the same again.
Russo went onto confirm that they’re probably only halfway through the entire process.
“We’re about halfway through the editing process. We’re really just scratching the surface on our VFX shots. There are more than 3,000 VFX shots in the movie; those require a lot of time and thought and energy and effort, and we’re very early in the phase of getting VFX done. We’ve just started work with Alan Silvestri on the score, and we’re still editing picture at this point.”
Avengers 4 is set to arrive in theatres on May 3, 2019. You’d think we would have a trailer by now, but it seems like that might only happen early next year. Still, it seems like the film is definitely worth all the hype.