Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Runtime Revealed; New Magazine Cover and Posters Out!

With about six weeks remaining until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rolls into theaters, Australian theater chain Event Cinemas has revealed the theatrical cut's runtime.  They reported that the James Gunn flick is 137 minutes, (two hours and 17 minutes) long, so we're in for a lengthy treat from Marvel Studios this May 5.

This makes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the fourth-longest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment to date. Last year’s 147-minute Captain America: Civil War holds the number-one spot.

The Avengers is in second place at 143 minutes, while the 141-minute Avengers: Age of Ultron holds the third spot. All of the remaining MCU installments, including the original movie from 2014, were shorter than the upcoming sequel.

Box-office analysts are already predicting a massive $160 million opening weekend for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The numbers are likely to climb higher as we get closer to its release.

Chris Pratt, who portrays Star-Lord, has made some bold claims about the movie via his official Facebook account. According to the actor, the 15th MCU installment is not only going to be “the greatest movie in the history of movies”, but it will also win “every movie award AND about 39 Olympic gold medals in swimming, gymnastics, the skiing event with the gun, x Games, snowmobiling, and everything.” And other incredible things are going to happen once the movie is released. Check out the screenshot of Pratt’s gag-filled letter below!

Star-Lord's letter to fans about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! (Screenshot from Facebook)

And here are the recently-released character posters and IMAX poster for the movie, along with the cover of Empire’s latest issue!

IMAX poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 poster (Photo Credit - IMAX)

Ayesha poster Ayesha poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Baby Groot poster Baby Groot poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Drax poster Drax poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Nebula poster Nebula poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Star-Lord poster Star-Lord poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Ego poster Ego poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Gamora poster Gamora poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Mantis poster Mantis poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Rocket poster Rocket poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Yondu poster Yondu poster (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Empire's cover featuring the band of spacefaring antiheroes Cover featuring the band of spacefaring anti-heroes (Photo Credit - Empire)

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