‘The Marvels’: Rumored Runtime Indicates It as the Shortest MCU Movie Yet

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The latest MCU flick, James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ received praise from critics and fans and became a commercial success for Marvel Studios, which is what the studio needed after lukewarm commercial and critical response to this year’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.’ While we know many movies are currently in development, many of them could face delays due to ongoing strikes in Hollywood. However, one MCU movie still remains to be released this year.

The Marvels’ was initially announced as ‘Captain Marvel 2,’ the second standalone movie for Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Subsequently, the movie was renamed to ‘The Marvels’ after it was announced that Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, would join the movie to form the titular superhero team. There’s still more than two months before the premiere, and although there’s no confirmation, the most recent rumor suggests that ‘The Marvels’ could be the shortest MCU movie yet.

A new rumor says ‘The Marvels’ will be the shortest MCU movie ever!

In one of the recent posts on X (former Twitter), Cryptic4KQual revealed that ‘The Marvels’ is currently set to have a runtime of only 1 hour and 38 minutes, although they said that the mentioned runtime isn’t final. The post was later backed by CanWeGetSomeToast, who teased that the movie would be “all killer, no filler.”


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While it isn’t impossible, it’s pretty unusual for the superhero genre to spawn movies that are less than two hours long. Currently, the shortest MCU movies are 2008’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and 2013’s ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ which were both 1 hour and 52 minutes long each. Some superhero movies are even shorter, like ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage,’ which is only 1 hour and 37 minutes long, but its budget and production value still can’t come close to the MCU projects.

The original ‘Captain Marvel’ movie was 2 hours and 4 minutes long. The movie received positive reviews from critics but rather mixed reviews from the audience. The movie grossed $1.131 billion worldwide, mainly thanks to the enormous hype for ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ released only two months after the premiere of ‘Captain Marvel.’

To be fair, it’s unlikely that ‘The Marvels’ can repeat such commercial success, but since ‘Dune: Part Two’ was recently delayed from its initial release date in November, the MCU’s newest flick now has more room to breathe and better chances of achieving a good commercial result.

‘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 is set to be released on November 10, 2023.

Are you looking forward to ‘The Marvels’? How do you think the movie will do critically and commercially? Let us know in the comments.

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