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


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


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.


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?