The running time for Marvel's next endeavor in their Cinematic Universe has been revealed.
The Benedict Cumberbatch headlined Doctor Strange will run 130 minutes according to Event Cinemas, an Australian theater chain. Two hours and ten minutes sounds about right for a Marvel film.
By comparison, recent Marvel films have generally been in the 130 minute ballpark. The original Iron Man film ran 126 minutes, the first Thor packed 115 minutes of film, Captain America: The First Avenger offered 124 minutes. The standalone origin stories are consistent with Doctor Strange's time.
That said, some of the ensemble films tend to run a bit longer. 2012's The Avengers was 143 minutes long, Age of Ultron was 142 minutes, and Captain America: Civil War packed 147 minutes.
"What the comics did was, they brought with Doctor Strange an extra dimension into psychadelia, mysticism, and spirituality and all these very 60's things and broke open the Marvel comic book universe into the Marvel multiverse," Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson tells ComicBook.com. "I think Doctor Strange is going to be the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. It's really serving the same function that the comic did. Even though it was a weird aberration as a comic book, I think it was a real linchpin in the comics. It ended up being decades of new stories and I think this movie will do the same thing."
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.