The Marvels is set to hit theaters in just under a month. Ahead its release, the runtime for the Captain Marvel sequel has officially been confirmed to break MCU records.
Rumors about The Marvels runtime stem back to the end of August when the first insider reported that the film would come in at an extraordinarily lean 1 hour and 38 minutes. This runtime would have made the Captain Marvel sequel the shortest MCU film. While the final time did come out a tad longer, it’s been confirmed by AMC that the movie will only be 1 hour and 45 minutes long.
Of course, bigger isn’t always better. There’s much to be said that many modern-day MCU films have been filled with bloat just to expand the runtime. The only way for fans to properly judge if The Marvels is a worthy follow-up to Captain Marvel is to watch the project in theaters and see for yourself.
The Talent Behind The Marvels
The Marvels is set to be a groundbreaking film in many ways. Not only does it feature three powerful female superheroes, but it also has a female director, Nia DaCosta, who previously directed the horror flick Candyman. The movie features a cast that includes Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joon, Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur.
“She has a really calm vibe, too,” Iman Vellani said about DaCosta. “These movies are not easy to make at all. There’s like a million, bajillion little moving pieces. She and [executive producer] Mary [Livanos] did such a great job to keep morale high. Even if there were days where they wanted to rip people’s heads off, they would never show it and never put their stress on anyone else.”
In addition to directing The Marvels, Nia DaCosta also co-wrote the script alongside Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik, and Zeb Wells. During an interview, DaCosta described the movie as being “full comic book madness,” teasing what audiences can expect from the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe project.
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