Thor: Ragnarok – Why The Run Time Changed

Back in July Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi revealed that the run time for the movie was 100 minutes. Now that the movie has come out we know that it's 130 minutes. While being interviewed by Collider Waititi explained the run time changed.

"There was a time when it was going to be 100 minutes," Waititi confirmed in a recent interview. "We were at about 100 minutes [around Comic Con]. 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."


So Waititi knew that they were going to have a longer movie but that's a pretty significant difference. What got added in?

"After Comic Con, we decided to put a lot of the jokes back in," the filmmaker explained.

The scenes that were shown in Hall H did highlight the comedy and were very well received. It would make sense that Waititi would read the room and realize that was the thing people wanted from the movie.

Summary: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi, stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, and Mark Ruffalo. It is out now in the UK and will be released on November 3rd in the US.

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