Earlier this week, an IMDb listing had Justice League’s runtime sitting at approximately two hours and fifty minutes long. The rumor quickly gained traction online, resulting in many believing it to have some weight to it. However, seemingly dismissed was the film still being actively worked on. Filming for the team-up may have been completed in October, but editing, among several other things, will not finish for a while.
Once the runtime rumor began picking up steam, Justice League producer, Jon Berg tweeted the following to director Zack Snyder:
@ZackSnyder Disappointed the JL movie is only 170 minutes… also curious as movie isn’t finished yet, but IMDB knows exact running time?
— jon berg (@thejonberg) March 31, 2017
It was a funny jab at the oddness of the situation. Snyder quickly responded in kind:
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) March 31, 2017
Again, there is still plenty of work to be done. As such, any runtime reports, especially for the next several months, should be taken as a grain of salt. That said, Justice League approaching the three hour mark wouldn’t exactly be surprising news. However, for the theatrical version at least, it’s remarkably unlikely. Batman v Superman ran just over two and a half hours; meanwhile, its extended cut hit three hours and some change. Should something similar be expected of Justice League? We may have to wait until November 17 to know for sure.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
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