The highly anticipated finale to the Guardians trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, has officially announced its record-breaking runtime.
Director James Gunn has promised a longer film than its predecessors, with a storyline that has been teased as "emotional" and "beautiful."
The recently released trailers for Vol. 3 have given fans a glimpse of what's to come, building excitement for what is sure to be a thrilling and unforgettable conclusion to the beloved franchise.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3's Official Runtime Revealed
The highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has recently broken records, as confirmed by a listing on ticket seller Atom Tickets, with an official runtime of 2 hours and 29 minutes.
This makes it the longest film in the entire Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, surpassing its predecessors in both length and intensity.
For reference, Guardians of the Galaxy was 2 hours and 2 minutes long, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was 2 hours and 17 minutes, and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special was only 44 minutes.
This runtime would also tie the movie with Avengers: Infinity War as the fourth longest MCU movie ever, beating out gargantuan films like Spider-Man: No Way Home and Captain America: Civil War, but not quite reaching the lengths of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avengers: Endgame:
- Avengers: Endgame - 3 hours, 1 minute
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - 2 hours, 41 minutes
- Eternals - 2 hours, 36 minutes
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - 2 hours, 29 minutes
- Avengers: Infinity War - 2 hours, 29 minutes
- Spider-Man: No Way Home - 2 hours, 28 minutes
- Captain America: Civil War - 2 hours, 27 minutes
- The Avengers - 2 hours, 23 minutes
- Avengers: Age of Ultron - 2 hours, 21 minutes
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 2 hours, 17 minutes
Why Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is Longer
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is set to take the emotional depth of the first two films and raise the bar even higher.
As previously announced, this will be Dave Bautista's last appearance as Drax in the MCU, and a recent trailer showed baby Rocket enduring intense torture.
The film will also introduce new characters to the franchise, including Will Poulter's Adam Warlock and Chukwudi Iwuji's High Evolutionary.
With such a wealth of elements and storylines to explore, it's no wonder that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 boasts an impressive runtime. Fans can expect a cinematic experience that is both thrilling and emotionally charged.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released in theaters on May 5.