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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Longest Hollywood Movie of 2017 So Far

But that honor could be taken by ”Justice League“ very soon

Denis Villeneuve is going to be taking “Blade Runner” fans on a long cruise through dystopia this October, as it was revealed that “Blade Runner 2049” will sport a runtime of 152 minutes.

Not only is that 35 minutes longer than Ridley Scott’s 1982 original, it’s also the longest Hollywood movie of 2017 so far.

“Blade Runner 2049” is the first wide release to clock in at over two hours and thirty minutes this year. “Transformers: The Last Knight” came close, being the previous record holder with a 149 min. runtime. Other major films that ran for over two hours include “Wonder Woman” (141 min.), “War for the Planet of the Apes” (140 min.), “Logan” (137 min.), and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (136 min.).

The one film that might go even longer than “2049” is Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s “Justice League,” which is still in post-production and has not posted an official runtime. In March, rumors surfaced that the big DC superhero team-up film would last two hours and fifty minutes, but Snyder denied it, saying a final cut had not yet been completed.

But if going to a movie that’s two-and-a-half hours or longer isn’t that appealing to you, then Bollywood films might not be your cup of tea.

While three-hour films are a rare occurrence in modern American movie theaters — the “Lord of the Rings” films were a notable exception — films made in India regularly approach  that mark. India’s record-breaking blockbuster, “Baahubali 2,” ran at 171 minutes, while the action film “Chowka” ran at 178 min.