It has been revealed by Co-Director Joe Russo that the upcoming Avengers 4 will be the longest Marvel Studios’ film till date.

Avengers 4 will be the follow up to this year’s Infinity War and will see the heroes taking down Thanos and it seems like it won’t happen too quickly. In a recent Q&A, director Joe Russo stated that the film is the longest MCU film till date yet.

“The running time on Avengers 4 is currently sitting right at three hours. We’ll see if that holds,” he said during an Instagram chat to promote his new bar, Duello, in downtown Los Angeles. That runtime is likely to change, however. In response to a question about where the movie is in terms of postproduction, he revealed, “We’re about halfway through the editing process. We’re really just scratching the surface on our VFX shots. There are more than 3,000 VFX shots in the movie; those require a lot of time and thought and energy and effort, and we’re very early in the phase of getting VFX done. We’ve just started work with Alan Silvestri on the score, and we’re still editing picture at this point.”

How Russo who is the co-director of the film alongside Anthony stayed tight-lipped about the title of the film, even trolling fans with two fake technical errors that prevented him from revealing it. But he assured fans that the trailer and title will live up to the fans’ expectations. “Will the stakes be higher in Avengers 4? Absolutely. 100 percent,” Russo said. “The highest of any of the films to date, without question.”

Until now, Infinity War is the longest Avengers film with a runtime of 2 hours 40 minutes. The filming for Avengers 4 wrapped in October while news that 13 reasons why Star Katherine Langford also joined the franchise last month.

Avengers 4 will hit the theaters on May 3.

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