The Runtime Has Been Released for Marvel's Doctor Strange

Thursday, 08 September 2016 - 3:38PM
Marvel
Doctor Strange
Thursday, 08 September 2016 - 3:38PM
The Runtime Has Been Released for Marvel's Doctor Strange
Marvel is getting ready to take their first live action delve into the realm of the mystic with Doctor Strange, the final comic book movie of 2016. With less than two months left until the premiere, the film will likely be taking the spotlight in the weeks to come, releasing trailers, images, and promos up until the release. In fact, one of those images just hit the web today, along with the apparent runtime for the film, which was previously undisclosed.

According to a movie theater chain in Australia (where Doctor Strange will premiere a full week earlier than in the U.S.), the film clocks in at 130 minutes. That's right about what one would expect given the runtimes for other recent Marvel films. For instance, Captain America: Civil War was only seventeen minutes longer, clocking in at 147 minutes long, and Ant-Man was thirteen minutes shorter, clocking in at 117. With over two hours of run time, that should give Derrickson and co. more than enough time to introduce and develop the character of the MCU's Stephen Strange.

Doctor Strange will likely add to the MCU in some pretty interesting ways. With its focus on the mystic, the film will create more opportunities for other supernatural characters from the Marvel pantheon to join the MCU. Likewise, it seems to have a slightly darker tone, which should strike a nice balance compared to the company's mostly lighthearted previous productions. Then there's the obvious: it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, and having his name attached to the project is almost all Marvel needs to fill the seats. 

Marvel has only a few more characters to introduce before the monumental Infinity War takes place. Doctor Strange is first on that list, however, and from the looks of it, he's sure to be a valued addition to the MCU family.

Doctor Strange is set for a November 4th release in the U.S., and an October 25th release in the U.K.
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