A new report by AMC Theatres reveals the runtime of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to be two hours and 31 minutes. The final trailer for the movie has also been released. Considered one of the most highly anticipated movies in 2016, the film goes beyond the two-hour mark, which makes an exception in Hollywood.
Previously, Christopher Nolan’s 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises had a run time of two hours and 45 minutes, and Man of Steel by Zack Snyder in 2013 had a run time of two hours and 23 minutes.
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is a big-budget movie, and with the story featuring Ben Affleck and the Caped Crusader, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther, the long runtime is surely justifiable. While fans wait to see who wins the battle (Superman physics explains why Superman is the best character), the movie will chronicle the story of the two superheroes fighting against the antagonist Doomsday to protect the city.
The movie will also introduce new characters like Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot).
Slated to be released on March 24 in Australia and on March 25 in U.S., the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice includes Jeffery Dean Morgan (Thomas Wayne), Amy Adams (Lois Lanes), Jeremy Irons (Alfred), and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White).
An official final trailer of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released, which features all of the important characters in the movie.
The stars of the movie, Cavill, Eisenberg, and Affleck, also are supporting charity organizations. A charity organization company, Omaze, has announced that any contribution that starts from $10 can win a chance to take a picture with Affleck, join the red carpet with Eisenberg, and ride in the Batmobile and fly with Cavill.
The contributions will go to charity organization nominated by the cast: Eastern Congo Initiative by Affleck, SEED Project by Eisenberg, and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust by Cavill.
Despite being one of the most eagerly awaited comic superhero films of the year, the movie might not enjoy success as expected, the Inquisitr previously reported.
A new AI algorithm has given the movie only 32 percent chance of turning a profit.
“The studio has spent upwards of $400 million on producing the film and marketing it. In order for it to make a profit, it will need to gross around $1 billion. If it doesn’t, then Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice will be considered a box office failure.”
Dr. Kang Zhao, a business analytics expert at the University of Iowa, explained, “It’s easier to predict the box office receipts if you have star power, but that doesn’t help in predicting profitability because the actors charge such a hefty fee upfront that it reduces the profit.”
The researchers, whose work is published in the Journal of Social Computing, Behavioural-Cultural Modelling and Prediction, analyzed 2,506 movies released between 2000 and 2010 to identify the factors that most play a role in a film’s success, reports the Daily Mail.
The movie is destined to be damp squib, says the Independent’s Ben Child.
“The contest between Batman and Superman represents a clash of fundamental ideologies – and the early trailers for eventually making up to take on a greater threat – possibly a Lex Luthor-controlled Doomsday,” Child explained.
It’s worse than that, says the Guardian’s Nicholas Barber.
“Have we reached the end of endings?” he asked. “In The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce Wayne turned his back on both Batman and Gotham City so he could swan around Florence with Selina Kyle. But in this year’s Batman v Superman, the poor chap is having to squeeze into his rubber suit once again.”
He continued, “Popular culture has been geekified to the point where fans can take to the internet in their thousands to demand more content about their favourite characters, and where corporations are only too glad to monetise those demands.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters on March 25.
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