‘Thor: Ragnarok Is No Longer Marvel’s Shortest Film And Here’s Why
Fans who will rush to theatres next weekend to watch the latest movie in the Thor franchise might be surprised at the film’s runtime. It is around the same as a few Marvel Studios movies, but Thor: Ragnarok was supposed to be shorter at 100 minutes long.
Director Taika Waititi had spoken about the final cut of this movie, coming in at 2 hours and 10 minutes and explains why it is longer than he had initially said.
“After [San Diego] Comic-Con, we decided to put lots of the jokes back in,” said Waititi in a conversation with Collider. “We put the laughs back into it.”
Waititi had said that the movie will be 100 minutes long during a convention over the summer.
“When I said it was going to be 100 minutes, we were at about 100 minutes,” Waititi said. “We had just done our reshoots, so we knew it was going to come up from there, but there was a world where I thought it was going to sit around 100, no more than two hours.”
The fact that they cut the movie down and added back to its runtime is interesting, considering Waititi’s comments at San Diego Comic-Con, when he had said that the journey will be “exhausting.”
“I think that stories are better when you leave them wanting more, and this film moves at a clip, it’s got stuff happening all the time,” Waititi said at SDCC. “I think people are still gonna feel exhausted by the end, they’ve been on this big journey and stuff, so I don’t think we need the film to be three hours.”
Thor: Ragnarok is the longest film in the franchise at 130 minutes, with Thor clocking in at 115 minutes and Thor: The Dark World running for 112 minutes.
Fans can determine if the laughs are worth it when the movie premieres in theaters on November 3.