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Thor: Ragnarok Runtime Even Shorter Than First Thought

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 18:06

The short runtime for Thor: Ragnarok is causing concern for some fans as many think the story warrants a much larger take on the big screen.

I might argue that Thor: Ragnarok seems to be less of an "epic" and more of some sort of fantasy comedy movie.

Back last month at Comic-Con saw director Taika Waititi reveal the runtime for Thor: Ragnarok at 100 minutes as he said:

“The cut right now, I reckon it’s probably 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 know if we need the film to be three hours or seventeen hours.” 

Update: Both AMC and Fandango list Thor: Ragnarok at 130 minutes (see below). A fan questioned Taika Waititi about the runtime on Twitter, who responded:

It could be possible that Taika Waititi is simply joking with his reply. Hopefully that's the case!

Thor: Raganarok has a November 3, 2017 release directed by Taika Waititi starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk/Banner, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Sam Neill in an unknown role.

Thor's world is about to explode in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avengers... The Incredible Hulk!