UPDATE: The British Board of Film Classification has since seconded the runtime claim. The site says the film will be 136 minutes long.
Strap in, Marvel fans! You are going to get a lot of Guardians of the Galaxy when the series debuts its sequel in May. Following the magical heels of Doctor Strange, the superhero feature will take to the stars and follow Star-Lord’s crew as they unwittingly save the galaxy once more.
If you are curious about how long the film will last, then you don’t have to guess much longer. In the past, director James Gunn has confirmed the film would be a bit over two hours after a fan on Facebook made a rather good guess about its length. But, thanks to Event Cinemas, fans know the exact runtime of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
According to the Australian site, the film will last 136 minutes - so 2 hours and 16 minutes. The length makes the second Guardians film the fourth-longest project produced by Marvel Studios. Captain America: Civil War still takes the top spot at 146 minutes with The Avengers coming in second t 143 minutes. Third place is held down by The Avengers: Age of Ultron at 141 minutes.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will help set the stage for Avengers: Infinity War. The third Avengers movie will see Earth's Mightiest Heroes, at at least whatever is left of them after the events of Captain America: Civil War, teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to defend the Earth from the threat of Thanos, the Mad Titan.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.