As the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice draws nearer and nearer, the announcements confirming details about the movie just keep on coming. In AMC Theaters's latest statement, it's been revealed that the film will run for more than two-and-a-half hours, making it the second longest Superman movie to date.
The highly anticipated superhero epic initially began as a sequel to Man Of Steel (2013) but has since grown to the point where it really is becoming a defining moment in the birth of the entire DC Extended Universe on the big screen. Bearing that in mind, it makes total sense that the run time of the movie is up there as one of the lengthiest we've ever seen.
At 151 minutes, Batman v Superman will be eight minutes longer than its predecessor and only three minutes shorter than Superman Returns (2006). The extra time will most likely offer a little background and explanation of the events that led to Superman's current situation, for those who may need a refresher of where things were left in Man Of Steel.
Let's also not forget that there are TWO superheroes at the center of this story — extra time would also be needed to cover both perspectives — and would also be enough to provide us with out first look at the Justice League. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Cyborg and Green Lantern, together on the big screen at last.
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice will see Gotham City's own formidable vigilante take on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the people contend with what sort of hero is really needed. With Batman and Superman at war, a new threat will have the opportunity to take hold, making the world more dangerous than ever before. Remind yourself of the battle to come by watching the final trailer:
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits theaters on March 25.