ByCaleb Okoye, writer at
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Caleb Okoye

Only two months until Captain America: Civil War releases, and the anticipation for the film is tremendously high. It will be the fight between Tony Stark's Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers' Captain America that will shake the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new government wants to supervise the existing superheroes, and Stark agrees with this plan and is willing to stop Captain America and his team who refuse to agree with the government's terms. The Avengers are completely divided in this superhero epic, and it introduces characters like Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) MCU's Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

A few months ago it was reported that Captain America: Civil War would having a 15 minute IMAX-Shot fight scene. With something that huge in the film, it is not surprising that this upcoming film will be the longest Marvel Studios has ever produced at this point.

According to Event Cinemas, Marvel's opening film to phase 3 will be 146 minutes. Just to be clear, this isn't coming straight from the studio directly, so this number could change between now and the film's release. Since the film might be 146 minutes, it will be 2 hours and 26 minutes of pure superhero goodness. The 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may not be as lengthy as another big blockbuster superhero film, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice which is 151 minutes, but it will have the same epic scale of the flick and will probably gather more moviegoers. If this report is true, this third installment of the Captain America trilogy will be the longest MCU film to date, passing both Avengers films by a couple of minutes.

A shorter film wouldn't be right with all the superheroes jam packed in this one. This is still Cap's third solo film, meaning that the film is likely to focus on Captain America's perspective with his team and motives to rebel against the government's plan to control superhero actions, as well continuing the events of Captain America: The Winter Solider. Cap 3 is the first film in the MCU that features another character with a solo film in the movie longer than a cameo. It is the first film to feature two superheroes in Black Panther and Spider-Man before getting their own solo films.

Maybe the Civil War might be a lot to handle for fans given that the film could be over-loaded with superheroes getting their time to shine in a Captain America movie. Although the film may be to crowded, the run time could very well allow all the heroes to get their screen time, and to raise the bar on superhero team up films. Nevertheless, Its also a huge build up to the Marvel's biggest film Avengers: Infinity War which will be directed by Civil War and Winter Solider directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016

Source: Event Cinemas


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