One thing DCEU films are not known for is their brevity. Man of Steel in 2013 kicked off the interconnected movieverse with a hefty 143-minute runtime. Most of the following films in the cinematic universe have stuck to that length. Today, however, fans hoping for a shorter runtime in Justice League got their prayers answered.
As of today, sources confirmed for Manabyte that Justice League‘s runtime clocks in at 121 minutes, making it the shortest DCEU film so far. Earlier this year, Wonder Woman hit theaters at 141 minutes, which is still shorter than 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which stretched to about two-and-a-half hours.
While somewhat surprising given the number of new characters on screen, Justice League‘s shortened time isn’t too difficult to imagine, seeing as how runtime has consistently been one of the main criticisms for the DCEU, particularly with Dawn of Justice. This may also be the result of Zack Snyder stepping away from directorial duties, after which Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the shoot.
Opening 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, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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