‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Why Taika Waititi will not release a director’s cut

Director Taika Waititi who directed the recently released fourth installment of the standalone Thor movie for the MCU gave an interview recently in which he shared that he does not like lengthier versions of movies which includes scenes that were originally removed presumably unsuitable for the theatrical release.

This is the second ‘Thor’ movie that Taika Waititi has directed. He directed the third ‘Thor’ movie, ‘Thor: Ragnarok and now the fourth: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’. In fact, Chris Hemsworth who plays the titular role of Thor even stated that the only reason he agreed for the fourth movie is because Taika was helming it.

Taika was asked in a recent interview if he was aware of a petition which called for a director’s cut. Taika Waititi said that he believed director’s cut can be overloaded and bloated.

Speaking about it, he said, “I watch director’s cuts of a lot of other directors. They suck. Director’s cuts are not good. Directors need to be controlled sometimes and if I was to say, ‘Oh 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 are a lot of cup-of-tea breaks in there. You don’t even have to pause it.”

Taika was asked what would could possibly be included in the director’s version if it was made.

In response he said, “I’d say my 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.”

Taika Waititi also plays the role of Korg in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, which reunites Natalie Portman’s Dr. Jane Foster and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. Besides them, the movie also stars Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Russell Crowe, Karen Gillian, among others.

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