Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been hyped up as potentially being one of the “biggest” MCU films of all time. The sheer scope of the multiverse and the endless possibilities that could stem from it are enough to draw quite an audience to the 28th Marvel Studios film.
The Doctor Strange sequel has been tight-lipped with respect to many of the film’s key features including plot, antagonists, and possible cameos. While cameos are normally not discussed so heavily prior to a film’s release, Multiverse of Madness has stirred up countless rumors about which characters or universes might make an appearance. With all of that going on, it was easy to think that the film could have a particularly long runtime.
According to the Brazilian ticketing website Ingresso, Multiverse of Madness will clock in with a reported runtime of 2 hours and 28 minutes. If true, that makes the sequel one of the top five longest MCU movies. At 148 minutes, it would boast the same runtime as Spider-Man: No Way Home, but be shorter than Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Eternals.
While a film’s runtime tends to spark curiosity as to the contents of the film itself, it’s worth noting that a two and a half hours-long superhero flick is no longer seen as particularly long. This runtime places the Doctor Strange follows up as the shortest MCU film since Shang-Chi but is well shy of The Batman’s three-hour event.
Fans can learn all of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘s secrets when the anxiously-awaited film is released on May 6.