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Avengers: Endgame‘s 3-Hour Runtime Is A Stark Reminder Of Hollywood’s Hidden Ableism

For disabled Marvel fans, the film’s 3-hour runtime can feel daunting and inhibitory

MTV News Staff
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05/01/2019

By Vilissa Thompson

The hype for Avengers: Endgame has been felt deeply within fandom and on social media for months. The massive, record-breaking opening weekend box office haul was a sheer indicator of the excitement for the film. For many, this movie represents a closing to a chapter, but there is an unspoken stumbling block that may prevent some fans from participating in the cultural phenomenon in theaters: the runtime of the film, which clocks in at 3 hours and 2 minutes.

The long runtime isn’t a huge surprise; this is, after all, the conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic [...]

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