For a long time, Hollywood has held to its standard that a film has to around 2 hours, but according to the Russo Brothers, the directors of Avengers 4, this convention is past the prime.
The Russo have not been adherent to this 2-hour rule, as the movie, Avengers: Infinity War had come clocked at 2 hours and 40 minutes and the previous Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War had been 2 hour and 28-minutes long. In a very recent interview, Joe Russo had broken down why the two-hour rule does not make sense:
“The two-hour film has had a great run over 100 years,” Joe Russo said.
“But it’s become very difficult to work in. … I’m not sure that the generation that’s coming up will see the two-hour film as the dominant form of storytelling.”
“Hey, we all love sonnets. Let’s just write sonnets for 100 years.”
Well, he is not wrong, especially in when it comes to the MCU. The past 10 years of all the Marvel films have been building towards the movie, Avengers: Infinity War and there had been no way one could get all the connections, links and easter eggs in just 2 hours. This will be the case for the movie, Avengers 4 as well which will build off the movies, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Infinity War and also, Captain Marvel.
Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon).
Captain Marvel launches on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019.