Confirmed: Indiana Jones 4 Just Over Two Hours
Last week we posted a rather interesting rumor regarding the running time of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull being around 140 minutes. Not only did it aggravate some people (read the comments), but apparently it was all just some overblown speculation. Producer Frank Marshall called Paramount publicity over the weekend in order to settle the rumor. The official running time is somewhere over two hours, so only somewhere around 120 minutes - which sounds a bit better than the originally rumored 140. It doesn't really matter anyway, but at least we're not leaving everyone hanging on a disproved rumor.
Apparently Jeffrey Wells, who made the announcement to begin with, said his source was composer John Williams, who had told him that the film was "seven reels long [with] each reel being 20 minutes." But Frank Marshall made sure to let everyone know that the real running time was just over two hours with credits and everything. A running time shouldn't really be any consideration for concern anyway, so this is just a topic that should blow over quickly. If anything, this has all left me that much more excited for Indiana Jones 4. Only a couple weeks left until the summer movie seasons kicks off then a few more until Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hits theaters!