UPDATE: Trailer Track’s Anton Volkov has provided an update suggesting the previous rumor that the final runtime for Avengers: Endgame was nearly identical to the runtime of Batman v Superman was not accurate. The original story is as follows.
Deleted the ENDGAME runtime stuff as it looks like it might be BS and Disney didn’t actually send anything to any US cinemas yet… pic.twitter.com/9LkedwqhxU
— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) March 23, 2019
The final runtime for Avengers: Endgame may have finally been revealed and it’s possible the film clocks in at nearly the same length as the longest modern superhero movie to date, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
According to Anton Volkov of Trailer Track, the highly-anticipated follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War may be boasting a lengthy runtime of 182 minutes, which is nearly identical to the runtime of the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which runs 182.5 minutes. Disney appears to be advising theaters of the film’s length in order to plan for its release.
While Disney has not officially confirmed the runtime for Avengers: Endgame just yet, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have locked picture on the project which they previously teased had a good chance at clocking in around three hours. The Russo Brothers also revealed composer Alan Silvestri finished his work on the upcoming Marvel epic just yesterday so it seems the film post-production process is beginning to wind down.
Plot details still remain under wraps, though the Avengers are expected to team up with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and possibly utilize the Quantum Realm or even time travel in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos’ snap and bring back half of the universe’s population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan at the end of Infinity War.
Grain of salt for the moment but looks like #AvengersEndgame’s current runtime (that Disney’s apparently advising theatre owners ahead of US ticket sales) is *exactly* the same as the current holder of the ‘longest modern superhero movie’ title….
— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) March 23, 2019
Avengers: Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it before Marvel kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
Here is the plot synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.
Source: Trailer Track
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.