The rumored runtime for Marvel’s Eternals movie is longer than Avengers: Infinity War, and here’s why the Phase 4 film needs to be that long.
Eternals‘ rumored runtime would make it longer than Avengers: Infinity War, and it needs to be based on the number of characters it has and the story it tells. It became the highest-grossing movie from the franchise and featured the longest runtime of any MCU film to date at 2 hours and 29 minutes long.
The length of Avengers: Infinity War allowed it to maintain being the second-longest MCU movie after Avengers: Endgame clocked in at just over 3 hours. At the time of its release, Avengers: Infinity War set multiple records for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film. However, there is now a possibility that it will slide back to third place. The rumored runtime for Eternals has Chloé Zhao’s movie running 2 hours and 36 minutes long. This is quite surprising considering how the MCU has handled the first installments of franchises in the past, as most of them hover around the 2-hour mark. While Eternals being longer than Avengers: Infinity War and 23 other MCU movies is unexpected, it makes sense for the movie to run longer than most.