If you like your Marvel films long, get ready: you’re about to get the longest one yet.
The runtime of Marvel’s highly anticipated picture has been revealed, and it’s appropriately lengthy. According to Dark Horizons, Avengers: Infinity War will be clocking in at 2 hours and 36 minutes. Hell yeah.
Infinity War‘s 156 minutes makes it the longest film in the MCU thus far, surpassing the 147-minute runtime of the now second-longest MCU film, Captain America: Civil War. When you consider how many more characters Infinity War will be juggling compared to Civil War, it’s a wonder this film isn’t hitting closer to that 3-hour mark.
The Avengers is the third-longest MCU film at 143 minutes and Avengers: Age of Ultron follows close behind at 141 minutes. The Incredible Hulk and Thor: The Dark World are tied for the shortest films, both wrapping up at 112 minutes.
James Cameron’s Avatar became the highest-grossing film of all time with a runtime of 2 hours and 42 minutes, making it very clear that audiences will be willing to put in the time if they’re entertained. Considering it’s been an 18-movie, 10-year journey to get here, and the fact that we have Winter Soldier and Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo at the helm, something tells us we’re going to be wishing this chapter was even longer.
Not long, folks: Avengers: Infinity War will arrive in Australia on April 25 and opens in the U.S. on April 27.