The official runtime for “Blade Runner 2049” has been revealed and it’s long — the sequel will clock in at 2 hours and 32 minutes, plus 11 minutes of credits, according to media reports.
That’s 46 minutes longer than the 1982 original starring Harrison Ford, which ran for one hour and 57 minutes. This is also makes “2049” one of the longest studio films of the year. To further give you some perspective, “Captain America: Civil War” clocked in at 2 hours 27 minutes, while Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” ran 2 hours and 48 minutes.
The film’s run time was first reported by Sony Russia, which listed its runtime as 163 minutes.
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The film’s director, Denis Villeneuve, told Collider in July that the film would hit the 2 hour 30 minute mark but that he was still working on edits for the movie and admitted the final cut wouldn’t be ready until late August or early September.
Alcon Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures will release the film globally on Oct. 6.
Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista and Ana de Armas star in the sequel to Ridley Scott’s original.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Sony declined to comment. Warner Bros. has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.