Two-hour movies will be soon ex­tinct, pre­dicts Joe Russo

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - Live - - Entertainment - PTI

Joe Russo, the one half of di­rec­tor duo The Russo Brothers, be­lieves the days of two-hour film for­mat will soon be over. Ac­cord­ing to Dead­line, the di­rec­tor was speak­ing along­side brother An­thony Russo at Busi­ness In­sider Ig­ni­tion.

Dur­ing the dis­cus­sion, Joe said it is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to work in the two-hour film for­mat.

“We are in a ma­jor mo­ment of dis­rup­tion. The two-hour film has had a great run for about 100 years but it’s be­come a very pre­dic­tive for­mat. It’s dif­fi­cult, I think, to work in it. … It’s sort of like say­ing, ‘We all like son­nets, so let’s tell son­nets for 100 years, as many ways as we pos­si­bly can... “I’m not sure that this next gen­er­a­tion com­ing up is go­ing to see two-hour nar­ra­tive as the pre­dom­i­nant form of sto­ry­telling,” Joe said.

The di­rec­tor duo’s Mar­vel tent­pole Avengers: In­fin­ity War had a run­time of over two hours and 40 min­utes. It was the long­est Mar­vel Stu­dios project yet. In Novem­ber, Joe had re­vealed that the up­com­ing Avengers 4 might clock three hours.


Film­maker Joe Russo

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