‘Captain America: Civil War’ set to be Marvel’s longest movie yet

Fans can expect 146 minutes of Chris Evans and Co on the big screen

Captain America: Civil War will reportedly be Marvel’s longest movie yet.

According to ComicBookMovie.com, Chris Evans’ latest outing as Steve Rogers will clock in at 146 minutes (that’s a massive two hours and 26 minutes).

The first Avengers movie previously held the title for being Marvel’s lengthiest film, with Civil War set to beat it by around three minutes.

Marvel’s plot synopsis for the film teased: “Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity.

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“After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.”

Last month, it was confirmed that The Office actor Martin Freeman will play Everett Ross in the movie, with Empire reporting that he is part of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre following on from S.H.I.E.L.D’s dismantling in last movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Evans – who plays Captain America himself – is joined in the film by Marvel favourites including Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany’s The Vision and Don Cheadle’s War Machine.

Captain America regulars including Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Frank Grillo’s Crossbones and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter all appear too.

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens in the UK on April 29, ahead of release in the US on May 6, 2016.