The Total Runtime Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Over 5 Days Long


Ever wonder how long it would take to watch every single movie, TV episode and short that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  Geekritique, a one person fan blog, has calculated the complete run time of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at just over five days long as part of the site's ongoing timeline of Marvel's various TV shows and movies. The official tally, as determined by Geekritque, is 122 hours and 26 minutes of total runtime.

The site's run time total includes the new season of Daredevil as well as upcoming episodes of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, the new Captain America: Civil War movie and the WHIH Newsfront web series that ran as part of Ant-Man's marketing campaign.  While the run time includes some soon to be released TV shows and movies, it doesn't include the recently wrapped Luke Cage Netflix series, the in development Marvel's Most Wanted or the upcoming Dr. Strange movie, presumably due to the lack of a confirmed run time.

So how long would it take a normal person to watch the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe from beginning to end? Presuming that a person spends 14 hours a day watching Marvel's various cinematic output (which leaves 10 hours to eat, drink, shower and do other normal human things), it would take just over 9 days to watch from the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger all the way to the last episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. If you want to see Geekritique's full recommended chronological viewing order, be sure to check out their handy infographic, along with their notes for why they put certain shows and movies in a specific order.  

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  1. Good thing, there's things you can just sleep through.

  2. Someone should cut it in the MCU's chronological order.


    • WarbirdX
    • 204 Posts in 26 Months

    Before they do a chronological cut, they really need to get Peggy Carter to the 60s-70s with Hank Pym.

    • CB116949
    • 193 Posts in 10 Months

    I don't count the television shows as part of a cinematic universe. 

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