On Wednesday, rumors started to spread that the runtime for the much-anticipated Justice League movie would be around 170 minutes. This was due to IMDb listing the speculated runtime on the film’s official page.
Obviously, the film is still *eight* months away – so the likelihood of the picture already locking at this point in time seemed pretty asinine. Luckily, DC Extended Universe producer Jon Berg took to Twitter to express his “disappointment” to Zack Snyder that the film would only run at 2 hours and 50 minutes:
@ZackSnyder Disappointed the JL movie is only 170 minutes… also curious as movie isn't finished yet, but IMDB knows exact running time?
— jon berg (@thejonberg) March 31, 2017
Wow Jon, that seems pretty peculiar. Well, Snyder promptly responded to Berg’s confusion:
@thejonberg Forgot to tell you that I screened the first cut of JL for IMDB. Thought that was standard WB procedure. No?
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) March 31, 2017
So as it turns out, Justice League is still being edited together. As for whether or not fans should expect a nearly 3 hour Justice League movie, it looks like they have to wait until this November to find out.
Either way, I hope that Warner Bros. and DC Films don’t pull yet another stunt similar to the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition and the Suicide Squad: Extended Cut. It would be refreshing to see that the theatrical edition of the movie is in fact, *the* movie. The Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman was an improvement over the theatrical cut so hopefully Justice League will be a cohesive film that wouldn’t need the deleted scenes to fill in potential plotholes.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon.
Justice League opens in theaters on Friday, November 17. Are you excited for Justice League? Sound off in the comments below.