Avengers: Endgame Runtime Means It Could Get An Intermission

The highly anticipated sequel to last year’s Avengers: Infinity War might be so big, Disney is considering an intermission.

Picking up after the shocking events of Infinity War, the upcoming Avengers: Endgame follows the surviving Avengers in a post-snap world as they try to topple Josh Brolin’s Thanos.

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We’ve now had two teaser trailers that have given literally nothing away — other than the fact Disney is still pretending heroes like Black Panther and Spider-Man are dead.

Posting on Twitter, ComingSoon.net’s Alan Cerny revealed the Russo Brothers are considering an intermission thanks to Endgame‘s three-hour runtime. With so much to pack into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s all-star Phase 3 finale, it’s no surprise that Endgame has such an epic length.

While intermissions have been commonplace in the history of cinema, the idea has trailed off in modern times. That being said, Quentin Tarantino recently stuck an official intermission in The Hateful Eight. At least some breathing room in the middle of Endgame will allow us to recover from the movie’s jaw-dropping events/nip to the little boy’s room.

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Thankfully, the Russo’s aren’t going full Harry Potter/The Hobbit and splitting their concluding chapter into two (again). It’s already been enough of a wait with the whole Infinity Gauntlet saga being spread over the third and fourth Avengers movies. Not that I’m really complaining.

Importantly, a supersized runtime means we’ll get to see more of Tony Stark’s tinkering, more ass-kicking from Black Widow, and plenty more of Chris Hemsworth’s bulging biceps. Basically, It’s win-win all around.

Longer superhero movies seem to be the norm these days. Thanks to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight opening Hollywood’s eyes to supersized superhero outings, we’re no longer are we confined to 90 minutes of spandex-clad comic book mayhem.

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Also, considering we’ve been told that the trailers will only use footage from the first 15 minutes of Endgame, it’s easy to see why the movie may be one of the longest in living memory. Find out if you get a bathroom break when Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas on April 26.

Words by Tom Chapman.

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