Wakanda Forever’ Will Have the MCU’s Second-Longest Runtime

According to listings on several movie theater websites, Marvel fans will have plenty of time to enjoy Wakanda — and mourn Chadwick Boseman — as Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will have a runtime of two hours and 41 minutes.

The sequel to the Best Picture-nominated superhero film will be the second-longest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, behind only “Avengers: Endgame” at three hours. It’s five minutes longer than the previous film to hold No. 2, Chloe Zhao’s “Eternals,” and 27 minutes longer than the first “Black Panther.” TheWrap has reached out to Disney for comment.

While several films such as “No Time to Die” and “West Side Story” have regularly exceeded 2.5 hours in runtime, audiences have shown that this does not deter them from buying tickets as long as the quality is still high. is The three-hour runtime didn’t stop “Avengers: Endgame” from earning more than $2.7 billion at the global box office, while the DC film “The Batman” took in $770 million last spring with an even longer runtime than “Wakanda Forever.” Earned millions. 176 minutes.

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By contrast, “Eternals,” which received the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score ever for an MCU film, earned just $402 million worldwide last November, just two months earlier than “Shang-chi and the $30 million less than Legend of the Ten Rings”.

For hardcore Marvel fans, “Wakanda Forever” taking so long might not come as a surprise considering how much the film has to cover. Along with writing King T’Challa, who Marvel decided not to show again after Boseman’s death in August 2020, “Wakanda Forever” follows T’Challa’s decision to reveal his advanced technology to the world. is ready to show the results of the homeland of , while T’Challa’s family must determine who will take his place as leader and protector of Wakanda.

Meanwhile, “Wakanda Forever” will also introduce a new civilization: Talokan, a sea kingdom ruled by King Namor (Tenoch Huerta), who declares war on Wakanda after T’Challa decides to open his country’s borders. , put Talokan in jeopardy.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be released on November 11.

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