- Marvel Studios
- “Avengers: Infinity War,” in theaters April 27, is the longest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, clocking in at 2 hours and 40 minutes.
- It appears that the more characters in the movie, the longer the runtime – all three “Avengers” movies are among the five longest in the MCU.
- “The Incredible Hulk” and “Thor: The Dark World” are tied for shortest (they are also the lowest rated movies in the MCU on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes).
- Business Insider has organized all of the MCU movies in a chart to compare their runtimes.
This weekend’s anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War” is projected to shatter box office records, despite a runtime over 2 and a half hours.
That runtime makes it the longest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of which “Infinity War” is the 19th film in the franchise.
It makes sense considering the film’s spectacle. It’s what all of those movies over the past 10 years have been building toward, and it features over 20 main characters, from Iron Man to Black Panther, Vision to Groot.
There’s a lot to pack into the movie, and even more will be coming next year with an untitled fourth “Avengers” movie that was filmed back-to-back with “Infinity War.”
While “Infinity War” is the longest, 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk” and 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World” – the second and eighth movies in the MCU, respectively – are the shortest. They are also the two lowest-rated films on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Based on the below chart, which organizes the MCU movies from shortest to longest runtime, it appears that the more characters, the longer the movie. All of the “Avengers” movies and “Captain America: Civil War” are in the top five longest.
Check out the chart below for a further look at the MCU movie runtimes:
- Jenny Cheng