After a listing appeared on the Cineplex site, among other theatrical chains, multiple sources have confirmed to One Take News that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will have a final runtime of 150 minutes (two and a half hours) and OTN has learned that the film’s approximate runtime is 02:29:51. With this runtime locked in, Vol. 3 will have the longest runtime of any of the Guardians of the Galaxy films.

For comparison, 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy had a runtime of 122 minutes (two hours and two minutes) and 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had a runtime of 137 minutes (two hours and seventeen minutes). It only makes sense for Vol. 3 to be the longest as James Gunn has long been saying that it’s the conclusion for this iteration of the Guardians.

Vol. 3 has had a long and bumpy road to the big screen. Following the success of 2017’s Vol. 2, Vol. 3 became a top priority for Marvel Studios but in July 2018, James Gunn was fired for comments he made online. This move was met with backlash from fans and the cast as well, with the cast expressing their disdain for the move and Dave Bautista threatening to quit the project if Gunn’s script wasn’t used. In March 2019, Gunn was brought back on board, the day after he was tapped to write and direct The Suicide Squad, which would go on to be one of 2021’s best films and critically acclaimed. After a few more bumps due to the pandemic, production finally began in October 2021 and filming went on until May 2022.

Read the synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:

In “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life—a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.


Jamess Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter, Elizabeth Debicki, Maria Bakalova, and Sylvester Stallone. The film will have its world premiere on Thursday followed by a wide release on May 5, 2023. Are you excited to see the Guardians for one last ride? Let us know!