The DCEU has gotten kind of a bad rep over its short but checkered past. With two films now under its belt, this new DC universe has been coming together, but not exactly how most of us had hoped. While I did enjoy the return of our favorite Kryptonian in Man of Steel, the movie had a mixed reception. So already a rocky start for this new DC universe, and then there was Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. I could spend hours upon hours and several paragraphs talking about what went wrong in that film, but if you’re reading this you probably already know what went wrong. So all I’ll say is that that happened and it has done nothing but made me more worried for the future of the DCEU.
HOWEVER, what I’ve heard and seen of Suicide Squad have definitely impressed me. Ever since seeing that Comic Con trailer I was locked in. And while I would be lying if I said my faith did not waver after seeing the disappointment that was BvS, I still have hope that this movie will at the very least not be a waste of my time. And speaking of time, the runtime for Suicide Squad has been revealed. Now this has not been said in any official capacity by anyone involved in Suicide Squad, but when Collider gets an exclusive I tend to believe what they say. But take this with a grain of salt if you think you should. According to Collider, the runtime is 130 minutes (2 hours and 10 minutes) with credits.
While speculations can be made based on this running time the truth is this doesn’t mean anything except how much of your day this’ll take up. A movie like Green Lantern can be less than two hours and still feel like an eternity, and a movie like Captain America: Civil War can be in reality really long but so well paced that that isn’t even a thought in your mind. This just helps you better plan out your day.
So what are your thoughts on the Suicide Squad runtime? Does the length or lack thereof affect how you feel about the movie? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Suicide Squad and other things in the world of movie news.
Suicide Squad comes to theaters August 5th.