With only two weeks until “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” arrives in theaters, fans are being bombarded by a meteor shower of news, including the reveal of multiple post-credit scenes, the “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” soundtrack, and early reviews that call the sequel the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ever-expanding arsenal. Now we finally have word on the film’s official runtime.
According to the British Board of Film Classification, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will clock in at 2 hours and 15 minutes, making it about 14 minutes longer than its predecessor. That puts the “Guardians” sequel in line with most mainstream action films, which generally flourish with runtimes as close as possible to 120 minutes.
The original “Guardians of the Galaxy” arrived in theaters on Aug. 1, 2014, seemingly coming out of nowhere to break box office records on its way to a $773.3 million worldwide haul. The sequel is on track for a $150 million opening weekend in North America, and could even surpass “Captain America: Civil War’s” $179 million debut.
Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael, and Kurt Russell as Ego.
(via Screen Rant)