Avengers: Infinity War Is A Long Movie--Marvel's Longest Yet

It turns out infinity is a very long time.

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Plan your bathroom breaks accordingly, because Avengers: Infinity War is going to last a while. According to AMC Theaters, the next Marvel Cinematic Universe entry is the longest yet by nearly 10 minutes.

Infinity War clocks in at 2 hours and 36 minutes, topping the 2-hour and 27-minute runtime of Captain America: Civil War. With so much story to tackle--and so many Avengers to service--though, it makes sense that this movie would eat up a lot of time. It looks like there's a lot of ground to cover based on the new trailer--you can also check out our Infinity War trailer breakdown.

This movie sees pretty much every superhero the MCU has introduced thus far, from the Avengers to Doctor Strange to the Guardians of the Galaxy, banding together to battle Thanos, the intergalactic warlord looking to control the Infinity Stones. The film will also, no doubt, set up whatever story is to be told in Avengers 4, as the movies were shot back-to-back.

That all said, it's not as if the MCU is known for short runtimes. The shortest of the films thus far is 2008's The Incredible Hulk at 1 hour and 52 minutes, with most stretching past the two-hour mark.

Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on April 27. To prepare for the movie's release, take a look at GameSpot's comprehensive guide to the Infinity Stones and every character confirmed for the movie.

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Just an extra 10 minutes! D:

Avatar image for mike468

Disappointing. I was hoping it would be closer to Pearl Harbor run time of 3+ hrs.

Avatar image for bongaconga

Not that I watch such type of movies but here in Europe we got 10 min toilet breaks during long movies.

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Yes! I'll gladly sit in the theaters forever only because I'm hype for Infinity War!

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I went to midnight to see the Civil War movie. I didn't know it was that long, and I needed noted it because it kept me entertained, but boy it was hard to get something to eat at 3am, and my gf was so pissed off with I late I came back. It was a guys night out, weird and nerd guys, the kind of guys that can't cheat on their GF even if they try lol.

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I thought it to have infinity duration. 2 hours and 36 mins, What a disappointment!

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was the longest movie I ever saw, 3 hours 21 minutes long.

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@hishamramzan: And with deleted scenes, 4+ hours.

Avatar image for PrpleTrtleBuBum

Does a 30 min difference really do anything? When I talk about movie lengths there are 3 categories: 1,5 hours, 3 hours and then the endurance rounds of 5+ hours.

I was hoping this would join the very short list of 5+ hour epics. I guess you can watch part 1 and 2 together in few years and it'll have the same effect.

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: What movies are 5 hours long?

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: Nope, but Marvel does have the longest movie Marathon

Avatar image for el_swanno

Hopefully the film is justified in having a long run time. Some of these films are overly long, especially Black Panther.

Avatar image for sakaixx

Only 10mins longer

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I think I might need to sneak in a bottle to pee in.

Avatar image for alex_pilgrim

Only 2 hours and 36 min? Wasn't that the same time as Watchmen or The Last Jedi? I think Blade Runner 2049 was longer. I saw that on the IMAX without restroom breaks.

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I think you’re right about Watchmen although the Director’s Cut was over 3 hours.

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it is not 3 hours as i had hoped it would have been

Avatar image for xavier141524

bring it on!!!

Avatar image for lodoss900

Hopefully not long and boring like age of ultron or civil war.

Avatar image for lonewolf1044

Not saying Infinity going to bolo, it just no matter how long an movie is does not necessarily mean it is going to do well. However it is what they do with that time that may matter.

Avatar image for Flyin3lvl

""Plan your bathroom breaks accordingly""- wow must be long

""entry is the longest yet by nearly 10 minutes.""- dont seem as impressive now

Avatar image for darth_zaramoth

I was honestly expecting around 3 hours. With the huge amount of characters they're bringing in, I'm still afraid its gonna be a free for all with no one actually getting any development or time to shine, or...worst of all, meaningless and emotionally voided deaths like the one in Age of Ultron.

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Sure, and still shorter then all of the LoTR movies by about a half hour.

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Given the story they're trying to tackle, I'm surprised it's not longer.

Avatar image for dragoonmike

okay how is that a long movie they have been making movie's that are 2 and a half hours for decades.

now if they said the movie was 4 to 6 hours them maybe I would be impressed.

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Not impressed. Seriously, when people say a movie is long and it isn't 3 hours I just think does everyone have ADD? Because you have about 16 hours in a day in which you're awake give or take a few, and somehow 2 and a half hours is some long time.

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@valtair: Have you ever been to work? The vast majority of people do and so they don't have 16 hours a day. So 8 hours at work, maybe an extra hour for travel times; that's 9 down. If they're coming home to young children that's the vast majority of the day gone. do that 5 times a week then the kids have got you all weekend.

2 hours and 36 minutes is a long time for a film.

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@dkjenvey: So working people work that long 7 days a week? Nonstop? You're assuming also they have children. Who can't watch the movie with them because reasons. It really isn't hard to fit in, I could fit it in on a day I work when I work 10 hours a day but factoring in transport time it takes 12 hours before I'm free to do anything. If it was really that hard to fit in, I'm sure the box office numbers would be affected in some way yet here we are where some of the highest grossing films ever took up a lot of screentime (titanic, avatar, return of the king, avengers.)

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@valtair: Did I say that? I'll quote myself for you: "Do that 5 times a week then kids have got you all weekend"

I wasn't assuming anything, it is a fact that people have children. Sure, obviously not everyone, but some do. If those children are young then they won't sit still long enough to watch a 2 and a half hour film. Having a young child myself (just one) even on days where I don't work she takes up most of our time.

You're saying you could fit it in on a day where you work 10 hours implying you don't do that two days running. And you obviously don't have children living with you because you wouldn't have the free time when you finish work, unless you finish late, in which case you'll be going to bed late and not actually seeing the children. See a lot of people work 7-8 hour shifts through the week, which is more regular than doing a 10 hour shift sometimes.

Now let me explain my yesterday so you can understand where I'm coming from. ( The evening when my partner and I were trying to watch a film, not the whole day)

We'd just got some dinner and we were going to watch Snowpiercer ("2hrs10+ minutes). We settled down with our food, baby is staring at us as she usually does when we eat, after about 10 minutes she stops staring at us and looks at the TV and proceeds to start babbling for about 20 minutes before that babble (which was distracting in itself) became crying. She was starting to get tired you see, and when she gets tired she struggles to settle. So we spend the next half an hour trying to help her settle down using various different methods (the usual way of solving baby problems, for us). Eventually one works and shes asleep. It's now some point beyond 9'o'clock and we've missed a good portion of the set-up for the film, so we'd have to start again but we can't because it's too late because I have work in the morning and baby has her last feed at 11. This is a regular occurrence through the week and at the weekend we like to get out of the house. You can't take a baby to the cinema, can you.

Avatar image for Cikatriz_ESP

I was expecting like 2-hours and 35-minutes or 2-hours and 37-minutes. Fucking Disney...

Avatar image for DarkReign2022

Meh. Not that impressive. Come talk to me when you're breaking '05 King Kong runtimes.

Avatar image for Arthas045

I confused........,,

Avatar image for Daian

You need a better news editor when you mess up the very detail we came here to find out. I'm open to it.

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I think it'll make for a nice blockbuster movie night. I actually wouldn't mind if it had like, some sort of unrelated Marvel short movie beforehand, kind of like they do with Pixar movies. It could just be enough to get people hyped up for the movie and give them a good laugh.

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That's not surprising. This is essentially the big finale for what they've been building up since the first Avengers.

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That’s not that long. I was hoping for 2 hrs and 40 something minutes.

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"Infinity War clocks in at 2 hours and 26 minutes, topping the 2-hour and 27-minute runtime of Captain America: Civil War."

Wait what?

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@gamingdevil800: Typo. I think they meant 36 minutes.