By Stephen Ippolito | January 26th, 2021
The first film in Phase 4, Black Widow, is slated to hit theaters in May. However, rival studios have already started to push films scheduled for March and April back again. So there’s a good chance that Disney will do the same thing with the Scarlett Johansson led film. Also, if we go with recent reports, the studio is not looking to release the film straight to Disney+.
While we wait on Disney’s decision, it looks like the film’s running time has been revealed. In a post on a Disney UK website, the film is said to be 2 hours and 13 minutes long (133 minutes).
That’s a pretty average length for an MCU film as it would put it ninth longest overall. Films with similar times include Thor: Ragnarok (2:10), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2:16), Black Panther (2:14), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2:13). The longest film in the MCU is of course Avengers: Endgame, which ran for a total of 3 hours and 2 minutes. The shortest film was The Incredible Hulk, which was only 1 hour and 52 minutes.
Since Natasha Romanoff died during Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow will take place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. It will see her team up with David Harbour’s Red Guardian and Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova. Following the film, Pugh is expected to take over as the MCU’s new Black Widow. Her first appearance in this role will be in the new Hawkeye series.