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Joe Russo confirms running time of Avengers 4 as he gives update on editing process

Avengers 4 will be the longest MCU film yet (Picture: Marvel/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

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Avengers 4 will be the longest MCU film yet (Picture: Marvel/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

We are counting down the days to the release of Avengers 4 – which, by the way, is handily done for us by the good folks at Marvel and their new clock.

And now we know that when the time comes to fork out for a cinema ticket and a large popcorn, well be getting our moneys worth.

Co-director Joe Russo has confirmed that the as yet untitled Avengers movie currently stands at three hours long – although this could change throughout the editing process.

Joe, who directs the franchise with brother Anthony, was speaking on Instagram live to promote his new bar Duello when he revealed how Avengers 4 is, as it stands, the longest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Joanne Davidson/REX/Shutterstock (7530255dj) 'Captain America Civil War' European Premiere at Westfield Shepherds Bush Directors Anthony Russo with His Brother Joe Russo 'Captain America Civil War' - 26 Apr 2016

Joe Russo (right) thinks the film will be longer than Infinity War (Picture: Joanne Davidson/REX/Shutterstock)

He said: The running time on Avengers 4 is currently sitting right at three hours. Well see if that holds.

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However, Russo added that they still have a long way to go on finishing up the movie.

He told fans: Were about halfway through the editing process. Were really just scratching the surface on our VFX shots. There are more than 3,000 VFX shots in the movie; those require a lot of time and thought and energy and effort, and were very early in the phase of getting VFX done.

Weve just started work with Alan Silvestri on the score, and were still editing picture at this point.

Joe didnt give any clues to the plot or title, but teased: Will the stakes be higher in Avengers 4? Absolutely. 100 percent.

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The highest of any of the films to date, without question.

Russo had previously suggested that Avengers 4 could require you bringing a cushion and a trolley of snacks to the cinema, telling Collider earlier this year: Ill say it could easily be a three hour film, but I think that, you know, were very hard on the material. We like it to play at a certain pace. Uh…I…you know, Im sure that well squeeze it.

Famous last words.

Infinity War clocked in at 149 minutes long, ending with the Thanos snap that wiped out half of the universe.

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Capernaum Director On The High Price Children Are Paying For Societys Mistakes — Awardsline Screening Series

Watching Capernaum, Lebanons entry in 2018 for Best Foreign Language Film, one point becomes immedia..

Watching Capernaum, Lebanons entry in 2018 for Best Foreign Language Film, one point becomes immediately clear: Only a truly dedicated, humanistic director could make such a film, experiencing first-hand so many sorrows so that others around the world might understand. In the case of the Cannes title, which won the fests Jury Prize, that director is Nadine Labaki, an esteemed Lebanese filmmaker who had already made her way down the Croisette a number of times before. Based on the directors experiences in her home country, seeing children become a ubiquitous presence on the street, the social drama follows 12-year-old Zain (played by real-life Syrian refugee Zain Al Rafeea), an abused and neglected child who has had to grow up much too fast, serving a five-year sentence for a violet crime, while suing his own parents for the very act of bringing him into the world.

Sitting down with her young star last night—along with producer/composer Khaled Mouzanar—following an Awardsline screening of the film, Labaki reflected on the anger, frustration and sense of responsibility that pushed her forward in her work. “At the end of the day, those children are really paying a very high price for our conflicts, and our wars, and our systems, and our stupid decisions, and governments,” she said. “I felt the need to talk about the problem, and I was thinking, if those children could talk, or could express themselves, what would they say? What would they tell us, this society that ignores them?”

One of many stunning non-pressional actors that populate the film, Al Rafeea was feeling the pain and suffering of his character (who took his own name) precisely because he had been in the exact same places himself. “Zain…never went to school because his parents couldnt put him in school. The only difference from the film is that he has loving parents. But still, they couldnt give him what he needed,” Labaki said. “Zain grew up on the streets; his school was those streets, [and] he knows the violence of the streets.”

Using street casting for the sake of authenticity, producer Mouzanar found that the main challenge the production posed was time. “We knew from the beginning that we needed a lot of time to reach this result, so thats why we decided to produce the film ourselves,” he noted. “We had six months of shooting. We are still not out of it, I think.”

A quiet presence throughout much of the nights panel, Al Rafeea also made one of the nights most important points, courtesy of Labakis translation. “If parents are not able to raise their children properly, they shouldnt have them—and the government should also help,” he said. “Because its also the governments fault.”

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Bert & Bertie Attached To Direct & Write Eurydice For Amazon Studios

EXCLUSIVE: After directing Amazons Troupe Zero, Bert & Bertie are set to direct and write Eurydice f..

EXCLUSIVE: After directing Amazons Troupe Zero, Bert & Bertie are set to direct and write Eurydice for the studio.

We hear that the story is inspired by the Greek mythological daughter of Apollo and oak nymph, but the script is still in the works and described as an inventive female-driven sci-fi thriller. We hear other deals on the project are still being worked on before its a complete go.

Troupe Zero is currently in post-production. Lucy Alibar wrote and Oscar-winners Viola Davis and Allison Janney star. Plot details on the Todd Black production are being kept under wraps. Bert & Bertie are repped by Verve and Hirsch Wallerstein.

Bert & Bertie are recognized by the DGA as one of the few female directing teams. The duo have credits in film, animation, fashion, documentaries, video games, and commercials.

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EastEnders spoilers: Passion for Louise Mitchell and Keegan Baker but Phil walks in

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EastEnders fans have, for a long time, been calling for a romance for Louise Mitchell..

Phil returns and finds Louise and Keegan
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EastEnders fans have, for a long time, been calling for a romance for Louise Mitchell and Keegan Baker – ever since he arrived in Walford, Keegan has been harbouring feelings for his friend and in the wake of Shakil Kazemis death, they grew closer still.

In upcoming scenes, the pair will declare their feelings for one another and take things to the next level – but when Phil suddenly returns home without warning while they are getting passionate, will they be caught in the act? And will Keegan be facing serious harm?

Louise faced a horrible experience earlier in the year when Hunter Owen used her for sex and took her virginity all to wind Phil up. Keegan however, has much deeper feelings for Louise and she is beginning to reciprocate.

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Its actually Ray Kelly who encourages Louise to speak to Keegan so she invites him round. Unaware that Sharon is, umm, busy with Keanu upstairs, Louise has a heart to heart with Keegan and they declare their feelings for one another before kissing.

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Soon one thing leads to another but as things heat up, Phil rocks up for a surprise early return home.

But which couple will he catch in the act – and is the earth about to move in a way that the couples were not expecting?

One to watch: Thursday 22nd November at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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