Taika Waititi says “No” to Director’s Cut


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Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth on the set of Thor: Ragnarok.

Image: Marvel Studios

Since Zack Snyder got to take something of a victory lap with last year’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and even when it was still just something for very devoted fans to ceaselessly hope for, there’s been a question of if we’ll get more director’s Extended cutsPictures with big budgets. Surprisingly Marvel movies have never been able to get in on this with their many films.gerTouchstones include Black Panther Or Avengers: Endgame Just their theatrical versions. While the question doesn’t come up much for the various MCU directors, Taika WaititiHe made it clear that he was against the idea.

Interview with NME, Waititi was asked if there’s possibly a ‘Waititi Cut’ version of this weekend’s Thor: Love & Thunder That could ever be found. Not only did he shoot it down, he flat out said, “They suck. Director’s cuts are not good, and directors need to be controlled sometimes.” HE believed that creating Just four and a half hours of movie enjoyment wouldn’t be worth watchingComparable to a shorter, tighter film. And having watched “a lot” of director’s cuts of films, he’s found that the high of creating a three or four-hour cut quickly goes away.

“You get into the edit,” continued Waititi, “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.” In an interview with Collider, Waititi and Chris Hemsworth said that four-hour assembly cut was “batshit crazy” like a Monty Python sketch, but were quick to add that isn’t the praise it sounds like. “About five times, it just gives up on the story and just like just for like 10, 15 minutes of just telling jokes.”

While Waititi’s made his feelings on director’s cuts pretty clear, it sounds like he doesn’t want to approach It is even possible to make a longer version. Love & Thunder. When asked by Collider about that, he bluntly called it “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.” Guess fans will just have to make do with the deleted scenes during the home release in a couple of months.

Thor: Love & Thunder It is now in theatres

[via IGN]

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