Suicide Squad's runtime has been revealed and it turns out that the movie will be shorter than Man of Steel and Batman v Superman.
Suicide Squad is so close now. We can't stop talking about this movie, so much so that Suicide Squad is the most talked about movie on social media, beating both Rogue One and Star Trek Beyond. We're still finding it hard to believe that Warner Bros. actually greenlit this project. It's highly unusual to make a comic book film about a group of supervillains, but Suicide Squad was one that had to be done, mainly because the comics and the characters are just so good. There was talk of Sony doing a Sinister Six movie, which also puts supervillains in the driving seat, but that project has been put on the backburner for now. Thanks to David Ayer's tweet, we now know that Suicide Squad is basically finished. We've also learned how long Suicide Squad will be, and we're delighted to report that it'll be shorter than Warner Bros.' previous DC Comics movies.
Squad is completed! Finished final mix and coloring. Now it's off to the lab and then the world. Nothing like it out there. It.Is.a.Beast.— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) June 24, 2016
According to Collider, Suicide Squad will clock in at 130 minutes, including credits. This means that Suicide Squad is shorter than Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, which both end around the 150 minutes mark. A whole 20 minutes may not seem that much, but in the grand scheme of things, it's a lot. These blockbusters have been getting longer and longer, which means that we basically have to allow entire days to watch them. They need to be shorter and much more concise. As we said in our Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice review, less is more. Deadpool, which broke all sorts of box office records, proved this by clocking in at 108 minutes. The shorter the better we say, and we can't wait to see what David Ayer's film has to offer. Are you happy with Suicide Squad's runtime?