The runtime of Thor: Love and Thunder has been reportedly leaked and hints that the movie will be one of the MCU’s shorter adventures.
As per an Australian cinema chain named Event Cinema, Thor’s forthcoming blockbuster will clock in at 115 minutes (1 hour and 55 minutes).
Marvel Studios Is Yet To Comment On Thor: Love and Thunder’s Runtime
Neither Marvel Studios nor Disney has addressed the legitimacy of the runtime but if this happens to be correct, Love and Thunder will become one of the shortest films in the MCU. The only films in the superhero universe that have a shorter runtime are Thor: The Dark World and The Incredible Hulk, as the two clocked at 112 minutes. There are a few MCU films that match Love and Thunder‘s runtime, like Doctor Strange and first Thor.
Thor: Love and Thunder Might Be Either Shorter Or Longer
While the runtime’s legitimacy is in question, one should note that the film could still be undergoing various edits and the version which will be released in cinemas might be either shorter or longer. This was also the case with the recently released Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which was rumored to have a longer runtime than its final 2 hours and 6 minutes. Even director Sam Raimi suggested that the original cut was about 40 minutes longer than the released version.
Thor: Love and Thunder will see the titular character, The God of Thunder, once again being played by Chris Hemsworth, continuing on his journey of self-discovery. As he grows disillusioned with “superheroing” after the events of Endgame, Thor sets out to discover who he actually is. Thor will also be joined by some familiar faces, like a few Guardians of the Galaxy members, alongside Korg, Jane Foster, and King Valkyrie. Foster will go on to wield the mighty Mjolnir in the film, possibly while facing Gorr.
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While talking about the intention behind Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi (director) explained that he had envisioned the movie as quite a tumultuous time for the God of Thunder, Thor. “It’s sort of like a midlife crisis film, really,” Waititi said. “That’s the question we ask everyone: Are we doing the right thing, and are we doing all we can in the world? I think right now, while the world is still healing from this pandemic, it’s a good question to ask. It’s like, well, are we doing enough to look after each other and to look after ourselves?”
Thor: Love and Thunder will crash into theaters on July 8.
Source: Event Cinema