It seems The Avengers would be needing more time to defeat Thanos in the third sequel of the Avengers franchise as the Co-director Joe Russo is reported to have said that the highly anticipated MCU movie could be its longest ever, as of now.
Russo was quoted to have said that Avengers 4 is the longest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie yet — at least as it currently stands.”
The running time on Avengers 4 is currently sitting right at three hours. We’ll see if that holds,”Hollywood Reporter quoted him as saying during an Instagram chat to promote his new bar, Duello, in downtown Los Angeles.
Reacting to a question about where the movie is in terms of post-production, he said:
“We’re about halfway through the editing process. We’re really just scratching the surface on our VFX shots. There are more than 3,000 VFX shots in the movie; those require a lot of time and thought and energy and effort, and we’re very early in the phase of getting VFX done.”
“We’ve just started work with Alan Silvestri on the score, and we’re still editing picture at this point.”
Russo, who is directing the film along with his brother Anthony, did not reveal the name of the film but he did promise that it would live up to fans’ expectations and that the stakes of the film were “the highest of any of the films to date, without question”.
Presently, “Avengers: Infinity War,” which holds the Marvel MCU runtime record with a length of two hours, forty minutes, is the highest grossing Marvel movie ever after collecting over 2 billion dollars worldwide.
The movie is expected to be out on May 3, 2019.