ByJack Stero, writer at

There is a post I found on Vulture, with these statistics on how much screen time each character gets. I DO NOT take credit for getting these statistics myself. I've linked the source post at the bottom, I'm just trying to spread the info.

The screen times were observed and measured thanks to an army of interns at 'Vulture' who used stopwatches to time whenever each of Age of Ultron’s nine Avengers were on screen, even for brief appearances such as Quicksilver’s speedy movements. It may not be entirely accurate, but the differences are clear. Unfortunately, there is no recorded time for Ultron though.

Here are each main character's screen-times:

  • Captain America: 50:25
  • Iron Man: 45:34
  • Black Widow: 33:07
  • Quicksilver: 26:43
  • Bruce Banner/Hulk: 23:55
  • Scarlet Witch: 20:59
  • Hawkeye: 19:56
  • Thor: 14:18
  • Vision: 8:41

So as you can see, as much as the movie had a huge focus on the under-utilized characters such as Black Widow, Hawkeye and Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man both still got the most attention. While that happened, Thor suffered and had the second-least amount of on-screen time. The reasoning for this, is because Thor went on his own journey during the movie, which they originally had about 20 minutes of footage for, before cutting more than 75% of that footage including scenes with Loki, from the final product. So unfortunately, he only had about a less-than 5 minute little personal mission, then did not appear for quite a while after that. Black Widow is way up there with the 3rd most, which is pretty nice. Bruce Banner/Hulk definitely has more time than the first Avengers movie, as well as Hawkeye who may not have the most, but has a very important story arc. The Vision doesn't have a lot of time either, but I'm completely fine with that. Every single one of The Vision's scenes were amazing.

If you didn't know, the original cut for the movie was 195 minutes (3 hr 15 min).

The edited and final product ended up only being 141 minutes (2 hr 21 min).

Ultimately, it was director Joss Whedon's choice.

There's one or two things that I'm unhappy about not having in there, but they're small. I said to Kevin Feige before we started, 'My secret fantasy that'll never come true is that the second one is shorter than the first.' And we're shorter by a minute.

So as you can see, about an hour of the film was taken out from what they had originally filmed. This was actually one of the things that the movie suffered from in my opinion, as things are very fast-moving, not much is explained, Ultrons origin is rushed, action scenes end very quickly, heaps of epic trailer scenes were cut, etc. I can't really understand Joss Whedon's decision, for some reason he thinks no one wants to see a 3 hour movie, when a lot of us do (unless it's Transformers). Also seems really stupid to have it shorter than the first movie, with all the new characters and massive story. I personally would watch any length of an Avengers movie, especially if it's not just adding more action, but explaining things and giving clarification. But that's just the negatives for me personally. I actually loved the movie, it had so many funny and amazing moments.

There is one thing to be excited for, though. When the DVD and Blu-Ray is released, it is going to have some deleted scenes, an extended version and an alternate ending. While it's extremely unlikely that we will see the whole hour that was cut, there will probably be up to about 20 minutes in total of unseen footage. If you'd like to know what the alternate ending will be, look below. BUT only read if you've seen the movie, cause if you haven't it's a HUGE spoiler.

Whedon told Empire that he filmed an alternate ending where Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) survived the bullet wounds he sustained from Ultron. In that scene at the end where the New Avengers assemble, Pietro Maximoff would have been standing alongside his sister -- with a new outfit, no less.

"We did actually shoot him in the last scene, in an outfit with his sister. And we did shoot him waking up from his, ‘Ahh! I didn’t really die from these 47 bullet wounds!’ but the intent was always that we were going to earn this and then you have to stand by it.”

Anyway, there it is. Hope that was interesting and remember; I didn't get those statistics, thank the guys over at Vulture for that.

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