“Captain America: Civil War” could be Marvel Studio’s longest movie yet. The thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reportedly be nearly two and a half hours.
Event Cinemas, an Australian movie theater chain, updated their website with a run time for the third “Captain America” film: 2 hours and 26 minutes. Obviously, with no official announcement from Marvel, this is still subject to change, but it’ll likely stay over two hours.
It makes sense that the superhero drama needs so much time. It’s a big story with a massive cast. “Captain America: Civil War” introduces the Sokovia Accords, legislation that would control superheroes. After the events of “Winter Soldier,” Captain America (Chris Evans) doesn’t trust the government, but Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) feels it is necessary. The superheroes fight each other, forcing the Avengers to take sides.
Watch the trailer for “Captain America: Civil War” below:
Yet it isn’t just the Avengers that viewers will see in this movie. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Sharon Carter (Emily Van Camp) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) will round out Cap’s team. Meanwhile, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) will be introduced for the first time.
Though they are choosing sides, neither Captain America’s team or Iron Man’s team is necessarily the right one. “Nobody’s wrong here. No one’s promoting evil,” Evans explained to USA Today. “No one’s the bad guy. We just have different ways of being the good guy and that can get fiery.”
Expect all of the heroes to get in some serious fights during “Civil War.” Screen Rant reports that the biggest action sequence will be nearly 15 minutes long, and it was shot with special IMAX 65 cameras. War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Sharon Carter and Bucky will be involved in the fight scene. However, with over two hours to fill, it seems like other heroes will get plenty of time to show off their powers.
“Captain America: Civil War” will hit the big screen on May 6, 2016.