If a recent claim is legitimate then Avengers: Infinity War will open in theaters in the coming months with the longest runtime in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to date.
According to a new post on Reddit earlier today, the mission of Thanos to obtain the Infinity Stones will last 150 minutes on the silver screen. The information was taken from a website listing for SM Cinema, the largest theater chain in the Philippines. However, it is possible that the current runtime is simply a placeholder until an official announcement arrives.
Captain America: Civil War (2016) currently holds the longest runtime in the MCU with 147 minutes. The Avengers (2012) follows behind with 143 minutes, and then Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) with 141 minutes. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017) come next with the same 136 minutes runtime.
In that light, Avengers: Infinity War will be just a few minutes longer than Captain America: Civil War. If anything, the culmination of the previous eighteen releases in the MCU should have warranted a much longer runtime. However, a movie lasting nearly 180 minutes usually tends to wear out the audience in their seats.
Avengers: Infinity War will hit theaters on May 4, 2018. There are only two more months remaining for anxious fans to wait out. There is the possibility of another trailer dropping during this time. Until then, here is a handy guide to familiarize yourself with the Infinity Stones and where they are all currently located.
Avengers: Infinity War will be the first of a two-part series. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.