‘The Marvels’ Is Officially the Shortest MCU Movie Ever

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has spawned 32 feature movies in the 15 years of its existence, and the 33rd installment is just around the corner. Although the movie was deprived of promotion by the actors due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, we recently started getting official final information regarding the upcoming MCU flick. It was recently revealed that the movie would be rated PG-13, which surprised absolutely no one, and now it seems we finally have official information regarding the movie’s official runtime.

Superhero movies are always considered highly anticipated blockbusters. Since their job is to provide action-packed spectacle on the big screen, many tend to have long runtimes. Only a few MCU movies lasted less than two hours, while the majority would be between two hours and two hours and 20 minutes. Anything longer than that would usually mean the biggest spectacle, such as ‘The Avengers’ movies, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ or ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.’ However, according to the latest information, ‘The Marvels’ is set to be the shortest of them all.

AMC Theaters lists ‘The Marvels’ as the shortest MCU movie ever and reveals a new official synopsis.

AMC Theaters, the biggest movie theater chain in the world, recently updated its website with new information about the upcoming MCU movie. According to it, ‘The Marvels’ will be only 1 hour and 45 minutes long, which makes it the shortest MCU movie ever, seven minutes shorter than ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World.’

AMC also provided a new movie synopsis, which you can read here.

“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.

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‘The Marvels’ was filmed for a reported budget of $274.8 million, which makes it the most expensive MCU movie since ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ However, Marvel Studios spent $219.8 million, while the rest was a subsidy from the UK government. Since the movie is so short, we hope the CGI and visual effects will be done properly since so much money was invested into an hour-and-45-minute movie. But when we look at it, much longer movies were filmed for less, and they still looked pretty decent.

‘The Marvels’ is a direct sequel to 2019’s ‘Captain Marvel.’ The movie was titled ‘Captain Marvel 2,’ before it was renamed. It is also a follow-up to Disney+ shows ‘WandaVision’ (where Teyonah Parris debuted as Monica Rambeau), ‘Ms. Marvel’ (where Iman Vellani debuted as Kamala Khan) and ‘Secret Invasion’ (where we’ve seen Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury last). The movie was recently approved to be released in China, which might give it a significant boost at the box office worldwide.

‘The Marvels’ is starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-Joon, and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Nia DaCosta, the 33rd MCU movie will open in theaters on November 10, 2023.

What do you think about this short runtime of ‘The Marvels’? Will it make the movie better or worse? Share your thoughts and expectations with us in the comments below.

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