Avengers: Endgame is looking to be the culmination of sorts to what we’ve witnessed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so we can expect directors Anthony and Joe Russo to go all out with this installment. You gotta wonder how they’re going to bring all these heroes and villains together to deliver an epic of this magnitude and yes, even the ones that were dusted in Infinity War are probably going to play a big part in the film.
Infinity War saw the longest run-time in the MCU clocking in at about 2 hours and 40 minutes. Endgame on the other hand may very well be 3 hours and test screening reactions for the film are indicating that. Take into account that the three hour run-time is not finalized but the Russos are pointing to that being likely as test screenings for the film seem to be sitting well for test audiences… in regards to the run-time at least.
Speaking with Collider, the Russos revealed the editing isn’t really done for Endgame but that the run-time is still the longest in the MCU. Joe said, “We’re still at the three-hour mark,”. Test reactions look to be great however as Joe further explains:
“I think the studio is down with what the best story is. Right now, we think the movie is playing well and we’ve had great responses from our test audiences and we’re feeling very good about where it is. We’re still doing work to it. We’re not done with it. Again, this is a culmination film of 22 movies, it’s a lot of storytelling to work into it. Emotion is an intrinsic part of that to us. When you have to tell a really complicated story and you want strong emotional moments with the characters, it just requires a certain amount of real estate. This one, in particular, feels like three hours worth of real estate.”
Three hours could honestly work if they’re looking to actually pull this off cause damn, these guys have one hell of a task to achieve. Three hours isn’t really too long to be honest but for most modern blockbusters, it’s a bit long. We’re not in the days of Lawrence of Arabia anymore but Endgame looks to be an epic that would indeed provide an experience for fans in the cinemas. Whatever works Russos, just make a good film.