Taika Waititi dismisses ‘Waititi Cut’ version of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Marvel fans started the trend “#ReleaseTheWaititiCut” on social media after the film's release

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Published: Sun 10 Jul 2022, 10:34 AM

Last updated: Sun 10 Jul 2022, 12:59 PM

Marvel comics Thor: Love and Thunder is currently gathering a lot of appreciation from the netizens. Soon after its release, fans demanded a special director’s cut version of the film, which director Taika Waititi has now finally dismissed.

According to Variety, the Thor: Love and Thunder director stated, “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, ‘Ah 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’s a lot of cup-of-tea breaks in there, you don’t even have to pause it.”

Marvel fans on social media started the trend “#ReleaseTheWaititiCut”, as they wanted to see some more action and jokes in the film starring Chris Hemsworth.

Earlier, DC comics released a special director’s cut version of their 2017 released film Justice League. The new version Justice League Zack Snyders cut premiered on HBO Max and gathered a lot more positive feedback from the audience than the original film.

Although Waititi has now dismissed the news of making a special director’s cut version, the makers still shared some ideas on what would his extended cut of the film would look like.

The 46-year-old director, as per Variety, stated, “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!”

Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth instalment of the Thor franchise, which casts Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Chris Pratt in prominent roles.

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