“Wonder Woman 1984” Runtime Reveals a Meaty Sequel
We were hoping director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 would be a big meal of a movie, and we’re happy to report that’s indeed the case. The runtime for the return of Gal Gadot as Diana Prince is a solid 2 hours and 31 minutes. That’s plenty of time for Wonder Woman to face off against Max Lord (Pedro Pascal), Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), and reunite with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).
Jenkins told Collider a year ago that her first cut for the film was 2 hours and 45 minutes. This means she and editor Richard Pearson shaved 14-minutes off the film, which is not nothing, but hardly the kind of mega-cut we’ve heard of happening, either. “It was interesting that so many scenes that we set out to shoot, then something great would happen and then we would expand upon it. Some things that were written to be very small, little moments turned into, ‘But that’s so awesome!’ So it’s hard when you end up with that situation,” Jenkins told Collider. Yet she and Pearson got the film into a studio-friendly runtime, and now we’ll get to feast on this film in just a few weeks.
So how does Wonder Woman 1984 compare to other DCEU films? It’s a minute shorter than the theatrical cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it’s longer than Suicide Squad, Justice League, Aquaman, and Shazam! If you want to compare it to some of the longest MCU films, well—Avengers: Infinity War was 2 hours and 40 minutes, and Endgame was a whopping 3 hours and 2 minutes.
The beauty of Wonder Woman 1984‘s meaty runtime—aside from more movie, of course—is that you’ll be able to pause it. The film will be available for HBO Max subscribers on December 25 (as well as in theaters).
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Featured image: Caption: GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics