If you're counting down the days until the release of the still-untitled Avengers 4, know that you are not alone. Like everyone who was left in shock following the heart-wrenching conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War, we can't wait to find out what happens next. Will the departed Avengers come back? Will we see Ant-Man travel back in time? Will this truly be Captain America and Iron Man's final films? There are so many questions that the movie has to answer, and there is only so much time it can do it in.
So how long will Avengers 4's runtime be? Well, currently, it's looking like the movie is clocking in at exactly three hours. During a live Instagram interview, Avengers 4 co-director Joe Russo answered a few fan questions, one of them being what the current runtime of the film was. "The running time on Avengers 4 is currently sitting at three hours, so we'll see if that holds," the director revealed. "But, yeah, we're sitting right at three hours right now."
Of course, there is a good chance that this number will go down quite a bit when the movie is finally released in theaters next summer. The current runtime may be three hours, but the movie is still going through the editing process, which means that some scenes will more than likely be cut for the theatrical release.
The official runtime of Avengers: Infinity War was two and a half hours, which means that, when all is said and done, Avengers 4 might end up with a similar length. However, with this being the final Avengers film for many actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe cast, a longer runtime may yet happen. After all, as Russo himself states earlier during the interview, Avengers 4 is even bigger than Infinity War, and the stakes are even higher.
With a trailer bound to drop some time before the end of the year, at least fans will have a little something to tide them over until May 2019.
The untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War will release on May 3, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.