Thor: Love And Thunder's Taika Waititi Thinks Directors' Cuts 'Suck'
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Marvel fans hoping to see an extended version of Thor: Love and Thunder will probably have to prepare for disappointment as director Taika Waititi has said he hates directors' cuts.
The latest Marvel film arrived in cinemas on 7 July with a runtime of one hour and 59 minutes - a relatively long film in general, but nothing close to some of the three-hour blockbusters which have been released over the last few years.
It sees Chris Hemsworth back in action as the God of Thunder with Waititi once again in the director's chair, and though it promises to be packed full of superhero action, it's still not enough content for some fans.
Following the release of the film, the hashtag '#ReleaseTheWaititiCut' began to circulate on Twitter, with many calling for the director to release all of the unseen footage which didn't make it into cinemas.
One fan wrote: "Thor: Love and Thunder was great, but apparently the director’s cut is 4 hours long compared to the theatrical release which was about 2 hours. I would love to see that! #releasethewaititicut."
Thor: Love and Thunder was great, but apparently the director’s cut is 4 hours long compared to the theatrical release which was about 2 hours. I would love to see that!#releasethewaititicut— Mark Margavage (@MeteoMark) July 9, 2022
When discussing the prospect of a director's cut with NME, Waititi admitted that it wasn't something he's interested in after watching other filmmakers attempt to share their extended visions.
He explained: "I’ve been thinking about director’s cuts. I watch director’s cuts of a lot of other directors. They suck. Director’s cuts are not good."
Waititi went on to stress that directors 'need to be controlled sometimes', adding: "If I was to say, ‘Ah you wanna watch my director’s cut? It’s four and a half hours long!’ It’s not good at four and a half hours. There’s a lot of cup-of-tea breaks in there, you don’t even have to pause it.”
Though his comments suggest a director's cut is something that will never see the light of day, Waititi did at least give fans an idea of what one might look like as he said his cut would 'probably have a few more jokes in there'.
“There might be a couple of deleted scenes but as I always say, a scene is deleted because it’s not good enough to be in the film. I think the deleted scenes section on the DVD, not that they use them anymore, should just be a list of the scenes and no links so you can’t click on them," he said.
The director has obviously given fans what he believes to be the best of the best for Thor: Love and Thunder, so hopefully viewers will be able to accept it for what it is.
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Topics: Film & TV, Taika Waititi, Marvel, Chris Hemsworth, Film and TV