Better make sure you get the super-sized soda and popcorn as you head into Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Dark Knight this summer.Â According to reports on Dark Horizons, both summer blockbusters will have long running times.
The latest installment of the Indiana Jones series is reported to run 140 minutes by Hollywood Elsewhere and confirmed by composer John Williams.Â Williams said his working print of the film took seven cases.Â Each case held about 20 minutes of the movie.
Test screenings for Indy 4 are being kept under tight wraps.Â There has reportedly been one test screening of the film.Â Indy 4 will play for studio execs next week and then debut at Cannes.Â
Meanwhile, The Dark Knight is reported to have an initial running time of close to three hours.Â However, it’s unlikely the film will be cut down much despite Warner Brothers desire for a running time of closer to 150 minutes.Â
The Dark Knight’s longer running time isn’t expected to create much of an issue.Â Batman Begins ran 140 minutes.Â Â And initial reports from screenings indicate that director Christopher Nolan has created a cut that justifies the longer running time.
Indy 4 opens in theaters May 22.Â The Dark Knight hits theaters in July.