It’s go big or go home with most blockbusters these days. Super-sized budgets, coupled with the need for spectacle, and maximizing the audience dollars means that tentpoles routinely run past two hours, and Zack Snyder is certainly going the extra mile when it comes to “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”
AMC Theaters has revealed that the superhero showdown will keep you in your seat for two hours and thirty-one minutes. That’s eight minutes longer than “Man Of Steel,” nine minutes longer than “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” but still it doesn’t reach the mammoth length of Christopher Nolan‘s 164 minute “The Dark Knight Rises.”
What does that mean for the actual movie? Not much. Either the story works for the length or not, and given that ‘Batman v Superman’ is expected to cram in not just Wonder Woman, but appearances from other Justice League characters and more, the breathing room seems to make some sense.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” opens on March 25th. [Comic Book Movie]