The Marvel will be the last Marvel Cinematic Universe film coming out this year and it looks like the upcoming female-led MCU movie will be one of the shortest in the Multiverse Saga.
The runtime for The Marvels has leaked online and it's raising a few eyebrows.
According to runtime leaker Cryptic4KQual, the upcoming superhero film will have a tight runtime of just 1 hour and 38 minutes. Without credits, the movie will last only 1 hour and 33 minutes. However, this may not be final yet as Marvel Studios could still make adjustments before The Marvels premieres in November.
The rumored runtime isn't official, but the source has a good track record as the leaker has provided accurate runtimes for The Mandalorian season 3 and Ahsoka, among many others.
since we're posting approximates, I'll post mines.
The Marvels is currently 1 hour 38 minutes.
Credits at 1 hour 33 minutes.
— Cryptic HD QUALITY (@Cryptic4KQual) August 29, 2023
The Marvels may be breaking the record for the shortest MCU film ever. Currently, The Incredible Hulk holds the record with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes.
If the rumors are true then The Marvels will beat the record by around 20 minutes. It's a surprising feat considering that the upcoming film has three main characters.
There are questions about how The Marvels fit into the bigger Multiverse Saga. Brie Larson's Captain Marvel introduced Carol Danvers into the MCU and set up her appearance in Avengers: Endgame. There are indications that The Marvels could have a huge impact in the upcoming Avengers movies but director Nia DaCosta is mum about the studio's plans.
"That's a question for Kevin Feige," DaCosta said in an interview with Total Film. "I have lots of thoughts. But I actually have no idea what they're going to do in the Avengers movies. I do know that those guys who are doing that watch the films, see what we're doing. I have things I really want [to happen]. But I'm not sure."
The Marvels is the final MCU movie for the year with the rest of the Phase 5 projects coming out next year. After this, the production schedule will stretch out content a bit further apart perhaps in a bid to alleviate the superhero fatigue that fans are experiencing. Having content spread apart does tend to have much more of an impact on audiences as the studio can build on the excitement. It also gives time for the production teams, especially VFX artists, to provide quality content.
Many MCU projects have also been delayed by the ongoing Writers and Actors strikes. Deadpool 3 recently halted filming as the strike went into effect. Hopefully, the strikes will not affect the scheduled release dates that much. We will know once the work stoppage has been resolved.
The Marvels is coming to theaters on November 10.