TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 9, 2018
Slowly but surely—but mostly slowly—all Marvel movies are getting longer. The third entries in the Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Avengers sagas are all the longest entries in their respective trilogies, and it looks like the new trend for four-quels will be to make them longer still, as the fourth Avengers movie is currently running around three hours.
While holding an Instagram Chat yesterday, co-director Joe Russo revealed that the film is "currently sitting right at three hours," adding, "We’ll see if that holds.” Of course there's still plenty of editing to be done over the next six months and most movies run three hours at one point in the editing process, but with Infinity War being the first Marvel movie to crack two and a half hours, don't expect the resolution to be any shorter than that.
Speaking of plenty of editing to be done, when asked how far along the film is, Russo admitted that it's not quite as far along as they'd like...
“We’re about halfway through the editing process. We’re really just scratching the surface on our VFX shots. There are more than 3,000 VFX shots in the movie; those require a lot of time and thought and energy and effort, and we’re very early in the phase of getting VFX done. We’ve just started work with Alan Silvestri on the score, and we’re still editing picture at this point.”
In other words, there's a lot to do, a lot that will be probably get dropped for time, and we'll end up with another movie around two and a half hours long. Or not. Maybe it really will run three hours. Only time will tell.
[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]