The runtime for Avengers: Infinity War continues to be a mystery. Ever since Marvel Studios embarked on the process of making Infinity War, its been one of their most secretive films. Considering the magnitude of bringing all these characters together to fight Thanos, the effort is understandable. They even made the decision to move the film’s release up domestically so that Infinity War hits theaters the same day worldwide. The Russo brothers even wrote a letter pleading for fans to not spoil anything.
With so much mystery surrounding the plot (one that the Russos teased in that letter that only a few people actually know), Infinity War is sure to feature some surprises. One of the surprising elements for viewers though may just be how long they’re actually in their seats.
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The runtime of Avengers: Infinity War has been surprisingly secretive. Early rumors pointed to a 2 hour and 30 minute runtime, but that figure was just a placeholder. Last month though, Collider reported on AMC and Fandango listing a 2 hour and 36 minute runtime, but Disney would not confirm that runtime with us at the time as the final cut wasn’t locked.
Now, there’s another twist. A new 2 hour and 29 minute runtime has surfaced from IFCO. This initially looked to be film’s official runtime, but that may not be the case either. Based on comments by the Film Censorship Board shared by Kompas, the FCB has altered the cut of Infinity War for Indonesia. The Indonesian cut is seven minutes shorter than what the actual cut of the movie is. Kompas says that the official runtime is 156 minutes (or the reported 2 hour and 36 minute runtime), but Disney has not confirmed this runtime yet.
It’s rather odd that Disney has yet to confirm what Infinity War‘s runtime will be. Until Disney confirms the runtime, there’s no way of truly knowing what it is. It could be 156 minutes or it could be the newer 149 minute one. Whatever the case may be, its clear that this is going to be one of the MCU’s longest movies, if not the actual longest. That isn’t totally surprising either as the Russos previously said they were looking at a runtime around two and a half hours.
Even though this is all unclear, it will be solved soon. Infinity War hits theaters in just two weeks from now, and the first screenings happen in one week. By that time, an officially official runtime will surely be available. Screen Rant has reached out to Disney for confirmation on Avengers: Infinity War‘s runtime and will update accordingly.
Sources: IFCO, Kompas