Over the last few months, there have been various reports and rumours regarding the runtime of Justice League. Some are claiming it’s 150 minutes long, while others believe it will be a whopping 170 minutes long. A “like” on social media from Zack Snyder seems to suggest that the 2 hours and 50-minute runtime is accurate.
To put it in perspective, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring had a theatrical runtime of 178 minutes. Of course, back then cinemas even had a short interval in the middle of the film to give audiences a chance to stretch their legs. It’s not certain whether the same will be done for Justice League. Although, to be fair, it’s only 20 minutes longer than the theatrical runtime of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is understandable when you consider the amount of ground it has to cover. The film will introduce more characters who will all be sharing screen time in the epic battle against Steppenwolf.
It’s also great news for those who felt the previous DCEU films had a few editing issues. It became evident when Warner released “better” extended versions of the films on DVD and Blu-ray. At 170 minutes, there shouldn’t be extended amounts left on the cutting floor.
For fans, this is probably great news. For others, probably not so much. It probably won’t be the best idea to fill up with liquids before the film starts.
- Justice League releases Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman releases Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! releases Apr 5, 2019
- Wonder Woman 2 releases Dec 13, 2019
- Cyborg releases Apr 3, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. releases Jul 24, 2020