Brie Larson’s ‘The Marvels’ Shatters MCU Record with Surprising Runtime

In a surprising turn of events, the much-anticipated sequel, “The Marvels,” starring Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, has broken a significant record in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

This second installment in the Captain Marvel series promises to be an epic crossover, uniting three MCU stars: Brie Larson’s titular hero, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel. The star-studded cast also includes Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-Joon, and the iconic Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury. “The Marvels” is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious crossover events in recent MCU history.

While the PG-13 rating for “The Marvels” didn’t raise eyebrows, its runtime certainly did. The AMC Theatres website has clocked the movie at just 1 hour and 45 minutes. To put this in perspective, the first Captain Marvel film ran for 2 hours and 3 minutes.

This runtime makes “The Marvels” the shortest of the 32 movies in the MCU to date, surpassing the previous record holders, “The Incredible Hulk” and “Thor: The Dark World,” both at 1 hour and 53 minutes, by a notable eight-minute margin.

Here is a list of the MCU movies ranked by runtime, from shortest to longest:

– “The Marvels” – 1 hour, 45 minutes
– “The Incredible Hulk” – 1 hour, 52 minutes
– “Thor: The Dark World” – 1 hour, 52 minutes
– “Thor” – 1 hour, 55 minutes
– “Doctor Strange” – 1 hour, 55 minutes
– “Ant-Man” – 1 hour, 57 minutes
– “Ant-Man & the Wasp” – 1 hour, 58 minutes
– “Thor: Love and Thunder” – 1 hour, 59 minutes
– “Guardians of the Galaxy” – 2 hours, 1 minute
– “Captain Marvel” – 2 hours, 3 minutes

“The Marvels” now holds the record as the MCU’s shortest movie, a stark contrast to “Avengers: Endgame,” which remains the longest at 3 hours and 1 minute.

This unexpected runtime comes as a surprise, considering that “The Marvels” weaves together the stories of three major Marvel heroes. However, it’s worth noting that a shorter runtime can be refreshing in a year that has seen lengthy movies like “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” (2 hours and 36 minutes) and “Oppenheimer” (2 hours and 49 minutes).

Despite its brevity, the film promises to be action-packed. With a reported budget of $274.8 million, “The Marvels” has clearly spared no expense. The shorter length may even allow for more showings in theaters, potentially aiding its box office earnings.

Fans can mark their calendars for the release of “The Marvels” on November 10, eagerly anticipating this record-breaking addition to the MCU.

Similar Post