A rumor began circulating Wednesday on social media that director Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” would have a 170-minute runtime — that’s nearly three hours — long, igniting a debate whether that was simply too long. However, that appears to be just that: a rumor.
Citing an unnamed insider, TheWrap reports that, nearly eight months from release, the Warner Bros. film isn’t yet finished, meaning no one yet knows its runtime.
That, of course, contradicts the rumor, and the listing on IMDb.com. On Wednesday, multiple accounts had tweeted that “Justice League” would run almost 30 minutes longer than “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which would place it about 2 hours and 50 minutes.
While it’s totally possible the film could hit the near three-hour mark when all is said and done, Snyder & Co. are apparently nowhere near a final edit. Expect an official runntime to be released far closer to the film’s November premiere.
Arriving Nov. 17, “Justice League” stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.