The theatrical debut of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is just 6 weeks away and fans are beginning to steel themselves for the emotional sendoff of the team. Director James Gunn, who has already moved into his new role as co-chair of DC Studios, has continued to maintain that the third installment in the Guardians franchise would be the final story of the current iteration of the team and that “not all of them” would continue as part of the MCU. With Adam Warlock and the High Evolutionary set to square off against the team, the movie seems like it has quite a bit to accomplish and, to that end, Gunn has already established that Vol. 3 will be the longest film of the trilogy. Now, thanks to a listing at Atom Tickets, we may have an idea of just how long that is.
Atom Tickets is reporting that the runtime for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be 2 hours and 29 minutes. If that’s accurate, it means the threequel will be 12 minutes longer than its immediate predecessor, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and 27 minutes longer than 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It will also be the longest film of Gunn’s directorial career.
It’s worth pointing out, of course, that the runtime has not been confirmed by Marvel Studios and that inaccurate runtimes end up posted online ahead of pretty much every MCU project. However, should the reported runtime for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 be accurate, it would tie the film’s runtime with that of Avengers: Infinity War as the fourth longest in the MCU’s history. It would also make it 12 minutes longer than the average MCU film.
In Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.Official synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Source: Atom Tickets