Captain America: Civil War will be Marvel’s longest movie to date

The new Marvel film is just one in a growing trend of long superhero movies

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As American superhero movies have dominated the box office over the past few years, it seems that they’ve started to grow longer.

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The Dark Knight had a run time of 2 hours and 32 minutes. Avengers: Age of Ultron ran for 2 hours and 21 minutes. Even the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to run for 2 hours and 31 minutes. 

Now, Captain America: Civil War has joined the trend and is officially Marvel’s longest film to date with a run time of 2 hours and 27 minutes, beating out Age of Ultron for the spot. 

For some fans, this is good news; a longer movie means more time to explore the multitude of characters in the film. It could also mean a longer, more well-developed plot line for fans.

On the other hand, many fans are concerned about overcrowding in superhero movies, and a longer run time means there could be simply too much in the film.

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What do you think? Should Captain America: Civil War be as long as it is, or should it have been cut down a bit more?