Chris Hemsworth star of Thor: Love and Thunder talks about four hour original cut of the movie and calls it 'Batsh*t Crazy'
According to the actor, Taika Waitit's original version of the movie was over four hours long and wild.
The fourth installment in the Thor franchise is one of the shortest movies in the MCU with a runtime of 118 minutes.
But according to the star of the movie Chris Hemsworth , the original cut of the movie clocked in over four hours.
The other actors in the movie have also confirmed this, with many of them talking about the amount of footage that ended on the cutting room floor.
While it is normal for movies to go through reshoots and multiple edits it is a shame we could not get to see director Taika Waitit's original version.
Speaking to Collider Chris Hemsworth and Takia Waititi talked about the original four-hour cut and Hemsworth described it as 'Batshit Crazy'
Waititi also talked about the original cut and the reason it was cut short was that it had too many jokes and made the movie feel like a comedy sketch show.
Speaking about the original cut the director had this to say
“It was about four hours. And a lot of time on set ... We were talking about this before, like when, in the moment, you're like, "This is the greatest thing that anyone's ever filmed in the history of filming things." And you get into the edit. You're like, "I still kind of like it." And then, after about six months of it being in the movie, you realize it was fun on the day but it doesn't have any business being in the movie.”
Hemsworth followed up with
“Batsh*t crazy, wild, four-hour cut I've ever seen. It was like a Monty Python sketch.”
Waititi was also asked he would get to see his original version of the movie, like what Warner Bros did the Snyder Cut.
“I don't know. I don't want to see any of the footage ever get in my life, but like… It's so tiring. Last thing I want to go is like, "I guess I have to try that scene again." The film has got a strong structure now. Anything else we put in like a big, long scene…like a bunch of soldiers going to have dinner with some French people on a river, you know? If we put a big, long scene like that, and I feel like…sorry about that.”
Hopefully, we may get to see at least some of these cut scenes when the Blu-ray for the movie eventually comes out
Thor: Love and Thunder is currently running in theaters