THOR: RAGNAROK Director Taika Waititi Teases Surprisingly Short Runtime

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Recently, Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo said that the movie would probably have a runtime of at least two and a half hours, making it the longest running Marvel film to date. On the flip side, it looks like we can expect this fall’s Thor: Ragnarok to be the shortest.

Speaking with Collider, director Taika Waititi says that the current cut for Thor: Ragnarok is only 100 minutes, or 1 hour and 40 minutes. “The cut right now, I reckon it’s about 100 minutes. It’s not gonna be a very, very long film. 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. 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.”

So, while the 100 minute runtime is not finalized, it should give you an idea of how short the movie will be. If that runtime sticks, it would make Thor: Ragnarok the shortest running Marvel movie to date. The current record holder is 2008’s Incredible Hulk, which ran for 1 hour and 52 minutes.

For Waititi’s comments on Thor: Ragnarok deleted scenes (spoiler: there’s a lot of them), click HERE.

Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters on November 3rd. The 17th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkin. Taika Waititi directs from a script by Eric Pearson.

Katie Gilstrap

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Future Clemson University Graduate. Lover of all things Star Wars and DC.

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