News from the Backlot: Christopher Nolan's Next Film is "Three Movies Long", According to Robert Pattinson

For those worried about the extended runtime for Avengers Endgame, they might want to get themselves ready for what's about to come next.

Twilight star Robert Pattinson confirmed in an interview today that the newest film from the Dunkirk and Inception director will be longer than anything we've seen from him yet:
As an actor, the only bit of control is whether or not you're doing a movie. Working with these important directors makes you feel more secure in the choices you're making. Like, I'm doing a big movie with Christopher Nolan after this. It's the craziest thing I've seen in years. It's the length of three movies.
Now, exactly what "three movies" means could be anyone's guess. Is it three 90-minute movies? Three two-hour features? Perhaps longer? The average length for a movie is estimated around 100 minutes, so if we go by that standard then it could be as long as five hours.

Nolan's debut feature, Following, only clocked in at 69 minutes; but the auteur seems to have an affinity for making longer and longer films as of late (the exception being Dunkirk, which only ran at 106 minutes). Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises both ran for 169 minutes and 164 minutes, respectively, so it doesn't seem too out of place that Nolan would have a longer tale to tell with his latest film.

Not much is known about Nolan's upcoming film, which has been described as an "event film", aside from three cast members including Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansmen). Assuming everything goes off without a hitch during production, the film is expected to release around July 17, 2020.