Even with that minor universe-changing issue being considered, Zhao has revealed that the story she’s telling is still a massive one and requires an enormous runtime to do so. With the “Eternals” comprised of almost twice as many characters as the original Avengers team, Zhao revealed to Fandango that there was a lot to this tale than some of the films that preceded it. Clocking in at over two-and-a-half hours, it’s the longest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with “Avengers: Endgame” still sitting at the top of the list. “You know, it’s ten characters, the Celestials and 7,000 years,” explained Zhao. “There’s a lot going on.”
Whatever we see unfold in the upcoming film, Zhao revealed that it could be longer, confirming that we’ll even have more to see for the film’s home release: “You get to see some [more content], yes.” That’s understandable, as a film called “Eternals” is begging for a lengthy watch. We can only wait and see how it all unfolds when the film arrives November 5.