Ever since the Russos have mentioned about the long Avengers: Endgame runtime, there has been huge attention on the subject, for it is going to be the longest MCU movie so far. The trailers of the movie suggest that the Russo Brothers are going to bring in a lot of different and new things in this movie. To do justice to the plot, the Russos have revealed that the Directors’ cut of this film is shorter than the theatrical cut.
In an interview with Collider recently, the directors made a revelation regarding the final cut’s runtime. Joe Russo said,
“We’ve been working on this movie for well over a year in editorial because we finished it in 2018, and it literally hasn’t moved may be more than two minutes from its original runtime on the director’s cut. It’s just a tough one. There’s just a lot of story in it. We like emotional stakes that require screen time. We have almost everything in this move that we shot… I think [our first cut] was slightly shorter than this. He concluded.”
In the past as well, Russo brothers explained why the runtime of the film is this long, citing the reason to bring special emphasis on the emotional viewpoint of the film. Earlier, they had stated,
“We’re still looking at a similar time [approximately three hours]. This one’s been very specific in its run time. It really hasn’t changed since we executed the first cut of the film. Even though we’ve shot a lot of footage between now and then. We’ve swapped things out and the water keeps rising to the same level. Because the story’s so dense. We have so many characters that we’re working with again that require that kind of run time.”
So, we all are excited about the last film of Phase 3 of the MCU, scheduled to open to theatres very soon on April 26, 2019.