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In the spring, Marvel Studios will blow all of our minds with the theatrical release of Avengers: Endgame. Moreover, they just might blow our minds for three hours, which has been rumored as the total runtime for the insanely anticipated follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War.
During a chat with Collider, directors Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed the current cut of Endgame clocks in at three hours, but that shouldn't worry anyone because of the reaction (or non-reaction we should say) from test audiences.
"We have screened the movie four times for audiences now ... For the first three screenings, not a single person got up to go to the bathroom," Anthony said.
"We took that as a good sign," added Joe.
When the conversation turned to the fact that no leaks have come out of the post-production of one of the biggest blockbusters in recent memory, Joe said that most "spoilers" that drop in the months before the release of a movie like Endgame are often very inaccurate. He used LEGO tie-in products as an example when he explained:
"What's interesting about toy leaks is that 99 percent of the time they're not accurate because toys are, frankly, tailored to either old concepts or completely different concepts than what's in the movie," he said. "I laugh a lot when those toy leaks show up because I'm like, 'Great, that's a misdirect [for audiences]' because it has nothing to do with the film."
The most recent "leaks" and/or fan theories revolve around a character being digitally-removed from the Big Game spot as well as the idea that Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) will merge with his angry alter ego to become Professor Hulk.
Prepare to hold your pee because Avengers: Endgame debuts in theaters everywhere Friday, April 26.
The plot finds the remaining Avengers (joined by Brie Larson's Captain Marvel) preparing for a final assault on Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the hopes of reversing his Infinity Stone snap that killed off half of the universe.
As of today, it seems like the film will actually run for three+ hours. In a tweet this posted this morning, Fandango basically confirmed that the movie is 3 hours and 2 minutes long. You know what that means? Prepare thy bladder, True Believer!
This article was or originally published on February 8 and updated on March 25