Avengers: Endgame will be the culmination of over a decade’s worth of storytelling, which was bound to make it a long film. Marvel fans know have an idea just how long the latest Avenger movie will actually be.

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During an interview with Collider, Joe Russo revealed that the story still runs for over three hours, which would effectively make it the longest movie in the MCU. However, there may be some cuts going down in the editing room before Avengers hits theaters. Russo elaborated that Disney is “down with what the best story is.” Considering the fact that Endgame is set to combine over twenty stories in one, three hours is a fair runtime.

With a three-hour runtime, Endgame would be the longest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Avengers franchise and Avengers-adjacent films, like Captain America: Civil War, have been the MCU’s longest features. So this, paired with the fact that it’s a culmination tale, makes Endgame’s length understandable.


And as Russo mentioned, there’s quite a bit of story that needs to be told. There are currently no concrete details regarding the plot, but reports hint at a massive story. One thing that is known is this film will mark the end of an era in the MCU and serve as a sort of send-off for Marvel veterans like Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans.

Avengers: Endgame releases nationwide on April 26.