The rumored runtime on Doctor Strange 2 gives it room for a ton of cameos


By Ray Ampoloquio March 26, 2022

No Marvel Studios film is ever going to come close to 2019's Avengers: Endgame in sheer scale and scope and that's okay, but that doesn't mean that Disney is ever going to stop trying.

Case in point, the rumored runtime of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will reportedly run 148 minutes long, which is the same length as No Way Home.

A lengthy runtime doesn't necessarily mean anything, but if Multiverse of Madness does run nearly two-and-a-half hours, the MCU film will have enough time to do everything that it needs to do without rushing.

For context, if we believe the listing, only two MCU films will be longer than Cumberbatch's second solo MCU outing: Avengers: Infinity War at 2 hours and 29 minutes and Avengers: Endgame at 3 hours and 1 minute.

When you consider that the other MCU films that ran as long all breached $1 billion at the global box office, the pressure is on Sam Raimi to make sure that his MCU debut delivers.

For what it's worth, the sequel to 2016's Doctor Strange is the culmination of the events of WandaVision, Loki, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. 

With so much going on for just one film, a lengthy runtime is necessary.

Hopefully, Doctor Strange 2 juggles all its different plots and characters to create a cohesive story worthy of all the hype.