It's days away from December, which means that fans are only weeks away from the biggest movie of the year: Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The film's first teaser shattered records, with the second trailer confirming all the rumors regarding the many returning villains that the project will feature. On top of Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus, the likes of Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx's Electro are joining the fray––along with a couple of other familiar faces.
Then there are all the whispers regarding the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who both played previous versions of the web-slinger in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, respectively. Many would agree that that's a lot for one movie to handle.
So, the question remains: just how long will the film be?
Previously, it was reported by Ingresso (a Brazilian movie ticket service) that No Way Home was going to clock in at 2 hours and 39 minutes. It seems, however, that has now changed.
The Runtime of No Way Home Revealed
Big Screen Leaks reported that the final runtime for Spider-Man: No Way Home is 2 hours and 28 minutes. This would make the film the fourth longest MCU film to date.
In a separate tweet, Amit Chaudhari, a movie insider from India, corroborated Big Screen Leak's report of No Way Home's runtime.
The runtimes of all the MCU's movies can be seen below:
- Iron Man - 2 hours, 6 minutes
- The Incredible Hulk - 1 hour, 52 minutes
- Iron Man 2 - 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Thor - 1 hour, 55 minutes
- Captain America: The First Avenger - 2 hours, 4 minutes
- The Avengers - 2 hours, 23 minutes
- Iron Man 3 - 2 hours, 10 minutes
- Thor: The Dark World - 1 hour, 52 minutes
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 2 hours, 16 minutes
- Guardians of the Galaxy - 2 hours, 1 minute
- Avengers: Age of Ultron - 2 hours, 21 minutes
- Ant-Man - 1 hour, 57 minutes
- Captain America: Civil War - 2 hours, 27 minutes
- Doctor Strange - 1 hour, 55 minutes
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 2 hours, 16 minutes
- Spider-Man: Homecoming - 2 hours, 13 minutes
- Thor: Ragnarok - 2 hours, 10 minutes
- Black Panther - 2 hours, 14 minutes
- Avengers: Infinity War - 2 hours, 29 minutes
- Ant-Man & the Wasp - 1 hour, 58 minutes
- Captain Marvel - 2 hours, 3 minutes
- Avengers: Endgame - 3 hours, 1 minute
- Spider-Man: Far From Home - 2 hours, 9 minutes
- Black Widow - 2 hours, 14 minutes
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 2 hours, 12 minutes
- Eternals - 2 hours, 36 minutes
Spider-Man Needs All the Time Possible
With how much there is rumored to be in No Way Home, it's no surprise that the movie is as long as it is. There's an immense number of storylines and characters to cram into one movie.
As an example, Eternals was just over two and a half hours, and it had to introduce over a dozen new characters to the MCU––just in case anyone needed more signs about how jampacked No Way Home likely is.
It's been teased that the film is basically Avengers:Endgame but for Spider-Man. All of the marketing and rumors are certainly backing up those statements, with the extra long runtime being the cherry on top.
When it comes to the return of the two previous Spider-Men, those still remain in rumor status. With all of their villains being present, many would agree that it's hard to believe that the two will have no involvement.
Thankfully, December 17 is just under three weeks away. The wait is almost over.