The official run-time for The Marvels has been revealed, and while it is a tad longer than the previously rumored 1 hour, 38 minutes, the Captain Marvel sequel has still emerged as the shortest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie yet.
According to AMC's listing, The Marvels will clock-in at 1 hour and 45 minutes with credits.
The current shortest Marvel Studios movies are The Incredible Hulk and Thor: The Dark World, which both run for 1 hour, 52 minutes, so this does indeed mark the Nia DaCosta-directed film as the shortest entry in the franchise.
The Marvels is said to be a standalone adventure with very few ties to the wider MCU, and since the three heroes have already been established in other movies/shows, a leaner-than-usual run-time would make a certain amount of sense.
A recent report indicated that The Marvels would also be one of the most modestly budgeted MCU movies ($130 million), but this was later debunked. The space-set superhero flick's actual budget is closer to $220 million.
You can check out the full version of a recently-released Chinese poster, featuring the addition of the villainous Dar-Benn, below.
"In Marvel Studios’ The Marvels, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as The Marvels.”
The film also stars Zawe Ashton and Park Seo-joon. Nia DaCosta directs, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Mary Livanos and Matthew Jenkins serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Megan McDonnell, Nia DaCosta, Elissa Karasik and Zeb Wells.
The Marvels will begin its international rollout on November 8, and was recently granted a China release on November 10, day-and-date with North America. Can the sequel hope to replicate the success of its $1 billion predecessor? In the current box office climate, we'd say it has its work cut out!