Joe and Anthony Russo seem to be open to the idea of releasing Avengers: Endgame with a three-hour running time.
Avengers: Infinity War was a massive film but it was still able to wrap up its story within two-and-a-half hours. That’s still definitely a hefty chunk of time but there are plenty of films which carry runtimes of three or four hours. It seems that one of these films may end up being the follow-up to Infinity War, titled Avengers: Endgame.
Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors behind Avengers: Endgame, recently took part in an interview with Empire. During the interview, the directors were asked some interesting questions regarding how the film will top its predecessor. This is what Joe Russo had to say about how they’ll top Infinity War.
“With a lot of hard work.”
Joe Russo then went on to explain the process of helming such a massive film that is more than just a sequel, it’s a whole wrapping up of a decade of storytelling.
“Whether we top Infinity War or not, I don’t know, but we try to tell the best story we can with these characters. This is bringing to a close the first decade of stories. I think that alone has a dramatic power to it.”
When pressed for further details regarding Avengers: Endgame, Joe Russo revealed that he wishes to remain quiet on story details. He did, however, reveal the very possible decision to make the final cut of the film three hours long.
“There’s a high probability that this movie will clock in at around three hours. It’s a big movie with a lot of story.”
Captain Marvel is hitting theaters in just a few months and will introduce the titular character, played by Brie Larson, to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her arrival was teased in the post-credits scene during Infinity War, setting up her return in Avengers: Endgame.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Endgame as soon as more information becomes available. Would you be alright with a three-hour runtime? What are some of your favorite films that clock in at the three-hour mark or longer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos' decimation.
After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan's decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.
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Tony Stark Is Adrift In Space After His Showdown With Thanos
Following the showdown on Titan, Tony Stark and Nebula were left alone after Thanos eradicated the rest of the heroes who were present. While some assumed that the genius billionaire would find a way to return to Earth, it appears Tony is adrift in space on a vessel with limited supplies and oxygen.
Nebula Is With Tony
While Tony Stark may be lost in space with no chance of being rescued, it appears he will be accompanied by Nebula, the only other survivor of the showdown on Titan. How the two characters are getting along in what could be their final days remains unknown, though Nebula appears to be faring better than her new companion.
Scott Lang Escaped The Quantum Realm
During the first post-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang found himself trapped inside the Quantum Realm after his friends were erased by the Thanos snap and some speculated that the Avengers would have to rescue him. However, it appears Scott Lang managed to escape the realm on his own and brought the van containing the way to the alternate dimension with him.
Possible Time Jump
During the final moments of the new trailer, Captain America and Black Widow view a video of Scott Lang asking to be let inside Avengers headquarters. Captain America wonders if the message is old, meaning that some time may have passed since Thanos' decimation and Scott's escape from the Quantum Realm.
Hawkeye Is Definitely Ronin
After months of speculation, the Avengers: Endgame trailer essentially confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns. Furthermore, Captain America line about losing family being said over footage of Clint Barton's appearance suggests that the archer's family perished in the decimation and their deaths prompted him to take on a new identity.
They Know Spider-Man Is MissingDuring the trailer, Bruce Banner can be seen assessing a list of victims of Thanos' decimation and it appears the team knows Spider-Man is among the missing. This may come as a surprise to some considering Spider-Man was with Tony Stark during the events of Infinity War.
Captain America's Winter Soldier Suit is Back
After returning in Avengers: Infinity War with a full beard and disheveled costume, Captain America will return to a more familiar look that includes the suit from The Winter Soldier.
Thanos Is Still Wearing The Burned Gauntlet
After Thanos acquired all six Infinity Stones and used them to accomplish his mission, the gauntlet he used to harness their power was severely damaged. However, it appears the Mad Titan continues to wear the worn gauntlet, perhaps in an effort to ensure no one else can wield the power of the stones and undo his actions.
The Avengers Have A Plan
Though all may seem hopeless, our heroes aren't heading into their next showdown with Thanos without a plan. Hopefully, it will work, because Steve Rogers certainly seems concerned about what they will do if the Avengers fail for a second time.