If the EventCinemas theater chain is to be believed, than the hotly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron boasts a fairly lengthy runtime of 2 hours and 40 minutes. They are advertising the runtime as such here.
Correct or not, with a spectacle this large in scope that must also set the stage for the next Marvel Cinematic Universe phase, it’s not a stretch to envision the film flirting with the 3 hour mark. Especially since recent superhero movies such as The Dark Knight Rises and Watchmen also both hit 160 minutes.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 23rd and North America on May 1st, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (JARVIS / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), James Spader (Ultron), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. Cho) and Andy Serkis (Uylsses Klaw).