It was being reported on Thursday that the upcoming Zack Snyder film, Justice League, was going to be 170 minutes. Of course, this wasn’t started by actual fact but by the tweets of some reporters that were at Cinema Con and in the Warner Bros. press conference. Shortly after that, IMDB listed the film at the nearly three-hour mark. None of this is confirmed.
The Wrap is even reporting that despite internet claims stating otherwise, the movie not 170. They are citing a individual with close knowledge of the project. All films at this stage of editing are around three hours and then they cut. This is the point when they have to make precise cuts to fit the, most likely two-and-a-half hour runtime.
Some may remember that back in the day, Joss Whedon stated that The Avengers original cut was nearly three hours long. All these films start out with that long of a run time. However, unless you are Quentin Tarrantino or Christopher Nolan, most directors will not have that option to offer a long movie, much less a comic movie.
We must not forget that the movie is coming out in November and we are approaching April. There is so much more time to get this movie cut down to size. However, it is interesting that when it was announced that The Avengers would clock in at around two-and-a-half hours, people moaned because they wanted it longer.
I guess after the two hours and thirty-one minutes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it would seem that comic book fanboys found their threshold. I get it. That was a long movie to sit through but the extended cut was a better viewing experience.