In the past few days, there has been intense speculation about the run time of DC’s upcoming Justice League. While earlier reports claimed it’ll clock in at 2 hours 20 minutes or possibly even 2 hours 30 minutes, there were others who wished for and estimated a running time of 2 hours 50 minutes. In fact that’s the run time you get if you do a Google search on the topic. And finally, recent reports emerged claiming a much shorter run time of just over 2 hours. Well, it looks like that mystery may have finally been solved. Or is it?
As the movie nears release, theatrical listings for it have begun to surface. One of these listings on AMC’s website puts the movie’s run time as 2 hours 1 minute. Furthermore, as confirmed by the site Manabyte from AMC’s official representatives, AMC relies on getting their information from the database service Rentrak where the official running time has been listed as such. Reports have also started emerging from insiders who were able to see the movie stating that it was considerably shorter than most prior DC entries including Man of Steel which clocked in at 2 hours 23 minutes and Batman v Superman which touched the 2 hour 30 minute mark.
So for all practical purposes now we can assume that Justice League is timed for 2 hours 1 minute, unless of course the film-makers or the folks at Rentrak officially come out with a statement somewhere that says otherwise. While that run time is good for ticket sales since it’ll allow DC to run more shows of the movie per day on each screen in turn allowing them to pull in more money from ticket sales during the opening weekend, the shorter running time is surely going to come as a bit of a bummer for fans who were expecting the movie to go at least 2 hours 30 minutes. Twitter has had some diverse reactions to the news.
For some, the shorter run time is clearly not good.
While others seem to have faith and believe that a well-made movie matters more than the movie’s run time.
I'd rather the Justice League movie be short, but well executed, rather than long and drawn out/badly done. Run time isn't a deal breaker
— Mr. Bigshot | #FreePalestine 🇵🇸 (@ShatteredXLV) October 21, 2017
Finally, some are still debating on whether the run time is even official given that it’s been pulled out of Rentrak. Which means if Rentrak updates its time in the future, things could change.
Reached out to AMC to get a confirmation on the #JusticeLeague runtime. AMC pulls all their runtimes from Rentrak, a global media research company. It is not 100% set in stone just yet. If Rentrak changes it, so will AMC. Expect definitive run time in next 2 weeks. pic.twitter.com/IQkwnkUXqD
— Cinema Debate (@CinemaDebate) October 17, 2017
For now, this is the only legit source of information we have on the run time so we’ll consider it as such. In the meanwhile if things change, we’ll update this post accordingly. Stay tuned.