Australian film exhibition chain Event Cinemas has announced that Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” has locked down a 137 minute runtime – sixteen minutes longer than its predecessor, but only the fourth longest MCU film to date behind both “Avengers” and ‘Civil War’.
The film’s star Chris Pratt took to his official Facebook page today with the following message from his character Starlord which tries to sell those not already onboard for the film:
On May 5th the greatest movie in the history of movies is coming. There has never been and will never again be a movie like this. Seriously. Ever heard of Citizen Kane? We’re much better. Seriously. Our movie just tested at over one million points. Rotten tomatoes already has it at 234% fresh.
#GotGVol2 will win every movie award AND about 39 Olympic gold medals in swimming, gymnastics, the skiing event with the gun, x games, snowmobiling and everything. It will win the World Cup and about 7 super bowl rings, sorry TOM Brady. This movie will fry your brains and lift your spirits. James Gunn will be elected president of the world. They will add the faces of the guardians to Mount Rushmore for sure. We’re gonna get a planet.
May 5th will become a national holiday. Everyone will get pregnant. Candy will fall from the sky. Global warming will stop. Dinosaurs will come back to life. Which unlike some movies might tell you, is actually a really good thing. Because they won’t flip out and kill people instead they’ll be your awesome pets. So basically get your tickets as soon as you can. Don’t be the only person on the planet who doesn’t see this movie.
Marvel Studios has also released the film’s official IMAX poster, which you can check out below. Gunn took to Facebook to discuss the film’s use of 3D and IMAX:
“Those who have followed me awhile know that IMAX is the optimal way to view a Guardians movie. I personally oversee the 3D, crafting every shot, and only in IMAX do we shift aspect ratios during big scenes so that you get nearly 30% more screen size than anywhere else.
Unlike many other films today where screen size shifts and 3D are afterthoughts, we plan our aspect ratios during the script stage, and every single shot is tailored for 3D as we shoot it. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is designed to be a fully immersive experience to be seen IN theaters. I’m glad that we’ve been able to partner up with IMAX from the moment of its conception.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is currently slated to open May 5th.
— IMAX (@IMAX) March 22, 2017