Avengers Endgame director teases ‘UNIQUE’ Marvel epic and gives runtime UPDATE

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There’s less than a month to go until the mysterious Avengers Endgame is released. And now one of the Russo Brothers has teased the tone and genre of what he says is “going to be a unique and singular experience in movie history.” Asked about it by Box Office Pro, Joe Russo said: “That’s a tricky one to answer without giving anything away, but I will say that the movie is definitely unique in tone. It has its own spirit that’s different than Infinity War, which is why I was keen for us to separate the movies.”

Russo, who has now locked the final edit said: “We’re still looking at a similar time [approximately three hours]. 

“This one’s been very specific in its run time. It really hasn’t changed since we executed the first cut of the film. 

“Even though we’ve shot a lot of footage between now and then, we’ve swapped things out and the water keeps rising to the same level because the story’s so dense. 

“We have so many characters that we’re working with again that require that kind of run time.”

He added: “My brother and I are really committed to emotional stakes, and emotion requires story real estate. 

“When you have a sprawling plot with a lot of characters and emotional stakes, it requires time to breathe emotionally. 

“On the scale, you’re just going to wind up at a certain run time. We’ve been really hard on the film. We don’t like excessive run times; it’s just very difficult wrapping up 10 years of storytelling.”

Avengers Endgame is released in UK cinemas on April 25, 2019.

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