Far from Home Is Almost an Hour Shorter Than Avengers: Endgame
The official runtime for Spider-Man: Far from Home has finally been revealed. The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to arrive in theaters next week and it’s a big deal for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it’s going to serve as a much-needed bookend for the events of Avengers: Endgame. Unlike that movie though, it’s not going to require moviegoers to strategically plan out bathroom breaks.
According to the British Board of Film Classification, Spider-Man: Far From Home will have a runtime of 2 hours and 9 minutes. That makes it four minutes shorter than its predecessor, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. It also puts it right in the middle of the pack in terms of MCU movies overall. The shortest movie in the franchise thus far is Thor: The Dark World, which clocks in at 1 hour and 52 minutes. The longest movie is the aforementioned Avengers: Endgame, which clocks in at 3 hours and 2 minutes. That means Marvel fans will be in a theater for nearly an hour less than they were just a couple of months ago for round two with Thanos.
So what does this tell us? Not too terribly much. Though, it does signify that this is going to be something of a change of pace. Clearly, Marvel Studios and Sony didn’t want to make this movie any longer than it needed to be. Roughly two hours is very standard for blockbuster movies, but certain titles in recent years have been pushing the envelope. Captain America: Civil War, which served as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man debut, was 2 hours and 27 minutes, with Infinity War topping that at 2 hours and 40 minutes. Point being, audiences will sit through a long movie, if it’s good. But it will certainly be nice to not have to worry about how much soda one can drink as to avoid a pesky restroom run in the middle of the action.
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As for what we can expect from those 129 minutes? We know that Peter Parker is going to be reeling from the loss of his mentor, Tony Stark. Our boy is also going to be heading overseas on a European trip with his classmates, which is going to be interrupted by Nick Fury. Most interestingly, Jake Gyllenhaal is set to enter the fold as Mysterio, a known master of illusion in the pages of Marvel Comics. Yet, in the trailers, he’s been painted as an ally who, moreover, is apparently from an alternate version of Earth within the multiverse. Though, this is a master of illusion we’re talking about here, so maybe we shouldn’t take him at his word.
Jon Watts is in the director’s chair. Recently, Kevin Feige confirmed this is going to be the end of the Infinity Saga. So, while Avengers: Endgame settled the war with Thanos, this movie is still essential viewing for Marvel fans. Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2. This news comes to us via the BBFC.
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