If you thought 2023 was going to be easier Thor: Love and Thunderthen we regret to report that the most polarizing film of the much-controversial Phase Four refuses to go quietly into the night.
To be fair, last year ended with a bang after Taika Waititi was accused of cosmic caper war crimes, which is as overblown and overblown as it sounds, but the latest conspiracy theory swirling around Chris Hemsworth’s fourth standalone adventure has less to do with it with the director and more to do with behind-the-scenes machinations.
That is known love and thunder An incredible amount of film material was cut before the theatrical release, including entire roles for Jeff Goldblum, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey, as well as more screen time for Christian Bale’s villain Gorr the God Butcher, who was ultimately undercooked.
Running at a breakneck 119 minutes including the credits, Redditors have wondered if the decision to trim the film to under two hours was made on a level above Waititi’s pay grade by either Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige or former Disney CEO Bob Chapek. As of today, the consensus is leaning towards the negative, but it’s not as if we haven’t been here before.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was accused of exactly the same thing at 126 minutes, and there’s no denying that both box office hits stand out as rare comic book adaptations that would have benefited from being a little longer.
Waititi has admitted in the past that he’s not interested in long films and that he hates director’s cuts, so we have to take it love and thunder as it is – for better or for worse.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/a-fresh-conspiracy-theory-signals-2023-wont-be-going-any-easier-on-thor-love-and-thunder/ “Love and Thunder” becomes the subject of a new conspiracy