Black Panther is slated to hit theaters next month, but fans can get a good idea how long they’ll be visiting Wakanda now that the runtime of the MCU’s latest entry has apparently been revealed.
According to a listing on EventCinemas.com, the movie clocks in at 2 hours and 15 minutes. Should the figure prove accurate, the runtime would make Black Panther one of the longer Marvel Cinematic solo features. Marvel films typically fall short of the 2 hour mark, as seen with Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok and Ant-Man.
The extended length likely indicates the emphasis that Marvel Studios is placing on further developing not only T’Challa’s role in the burgeoning universe, but also Wakanda. The tribal and neo-futuristic society will naturally be prevalent during Black Panther, but looks to also tie heavily into the events of Avengers: Infinity War as seen in the superhero epic’s first trailer.
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Forest Whitaker as Zuri. The Marvel Studios film arrives in theaters on February 16.