Just a couple of months ago, a foreign website offering pre-sale tickets for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice appeared to have the official runtime for Zack Snyder’s superhero epic, clocking the film at a lengthy 151 minutes. In addition to confirming that runtime, Warner Bros. has released a few new character posters, giving Alfred, Lex Luthor and Lois Lane their very own one-sheets.
AMC Theatres (via The Playlist) has listed the runtime for Batman v Superman at 151 minutes, confirming that earlier report from December. If that seems pretty long for a superhero movie, that’s because it is. Although it’s 11 minutes shorter than Snyder’s Watchmen, Batman v Superman is 10 minutes longer than Avengers: Age of Ultron — Marvel’s longest, most epic film to date. We don’t know the length of Captain America: Civil War just yet, but it’s possible that it could top Marvel’s previous outings in terms of runtime.
In any case, Batman v Superman won’t even have the longest runtime of any Batman movie, as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises clocked in at 164 minutes. Just something to think about.
That runtime seems fair, given how many characters share the screen in Batman v Superman. In addition to the titular heroes, the film introduces Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons’ Alfred, and has to find time for cameos from Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ezra Miller’s The Flash, along with established characters like Amy Adams’ Lois Lane. Speaking of which, a few of those supporting characters now have their own posters:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25.