Deadpool and Wolverine Runtime Sets New Franchise Record

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Deadpool & Wolverine in movie together

Deadpool & Wolverine looks to set a new record for the franchise with its official runtime upon entry into the MCU.

Marvel Studios looks to blow the Multiverse Saga wide open with Deadpool & Wolverine behind Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, who will revisit the claws and mutton chops of Wolverine for the first time since 2017's Logan.

The cast has been teased as one of the biggest in MCU history with rumors of roles for Avengers, past X-Men, and even Taylor Swift leaving many wondering just how big can this movie be.

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Deadpool & Wolverine Breaks Runtime Record

Deadpool & Wolverine in TVA scene

AMC Theaters listed Deadpool & Wolverine on its website with a runtime of 127 minutes (2 hours, 7 minutes).

However, this runtime has not been officially confirmed by Marvel Studios ahead of its July 26 release.

This would make the threequel the longest Deadpool movie in the franchise after 2016's Deadpool clocked in at 108 minutes (1 hour, 48 minutes) and 2018's Deadpool 2 ran for 119 minutes (1 hour, 59 minutes).

Deadpool 3 would also rank as the seventh-longest movie in the Multiverse Saga

This runtime would make it one minute longer than 2022's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and five minutes shorter than 2021's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Below is a list of the runtimes for every movie in the MCU ranked from shortest to longest, with Deadpool & Wolverine being the 19th-longest film in MCU history:

  • The Incredible Hulk - 1 hour, 52 minutes
  • Thor: The Dark World - 1 hour, 52 minutes
  • Thor - 1 hour, 55 minutes
  • Doctor Strange - 1 hour, 55 minutes
  • Ant-Man - 1 hour, 57 minutes
  • Ant-Man & the Wasp - 1 hour, 58 minutes
  • Thor: Love and Thunder - 1 hour, 59 minutes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - 2 hours, 1 minute
  • Captain Marvel - 2 hours, 3 minutes
  • Iron Man 2 - 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Captain America: The First Avenger - 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Iron Man - 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Deadpool & Wolverine - 2 hours, 7 minutes
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home - 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Iron Man 3 - 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Thor: Ragnarok - 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 2 hours, 12 minutes
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming - 2 hours, 13 minutes
  • Black Panther - 2 hours, 14 minutes
  • Black Widow - 2 hours, 14 minutes
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 2 hours, 16 minutes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 2 hours, 16 minutes
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - 2 hours, 21 minutes
  • The Avengers - 2 hours, 23 minutes
  • Captain America: Civil War - 2 hours, 27 minutes
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home - 2 hours, 28 minutes
  • Avengers: Infinity War - 2 hours, 29 minutes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - 2 hours, 29 minutes
  • Eternals - 2 hours, 36 minutes
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - 2 hours, 41 minutes
  • Avengers: Endgame - 3 hours, 1 minute

What Deadpool & Wolverine's Runtime Means

In truth, Deadpool & Wolverine's rumored runtime would only make it eight minutes longer than its predecessor and 19 minutes longer than the original film.

Even if this length is confirmed to be true, it means MCU fans are in for a wild ride from start to finish in the franchise's first mutant-led film.

The rumored and confirmed cameos in this movie already have those excited for the blockbuster on the edge of their seats, especially after Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld hinted how massive the final call sheet would be.

Doctor Strange 2 showed MCU fans what could be done on the cameo front with a comparable runtime, which should bode well for a film featuring X-Men characters all the way through.

Test screenings for the threequel have also indicated fans are in for a "really good" movie, hopefully setting the stage for a successful MCU outing regardless of how long it is.

It's also considered to be one of the most important upcoming movies in Marvel's slate alongside the next two Avengers films, leaving many hopeful that the studio put its best effort in to make it a winner.

Deadpool & Wolverine will debut in theaters on July 26.

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Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.