Give Us The Taika-Cut of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
It was among the most anticipated films in the Phase Four slate, and it delivered comedic insanity that had yet to be seen in a Marvel project to date; but it seems like the thing on most people’s minds has been what didn’t make the final cut; which is why we are demanding the Taika-Cut.
In 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con appearance by Marvel Studios, there were a plethora of projects that would be announced; foreshadowing the immediate future for the studio, and the countless films that fans could look forward to.
There was, however, no image from that event that made the rounds quicker than the now-iconic moment when director Taika Waititi got on one knee and delivered Mjolnir into the hands of Natalie Portman; as the actress had been announced to reprise the role of Jane Foster in the upcoming Thor 4.
That moment is etched in our heads as we reflect on the film that finally arrived in theaters last week, as Thor: Love and Thunder delivered a fantastic return for Portman’s Foster, and one of Waititi’s most impressive directorial outings in his young but illustrious career.
The film, however, didn’t arrive to the greatest reception from most critics, as it boasted one of the lowest Rotten Tomatoes scores of any MCU film to date, and was tied for the second-worst CinemaScore of any MCU film.
With the promotional campaign of the film leading up to the press junkets with its biggest stars, one thing kept on coming up from several of the actors involved; just how much didn’t make it into the final cut of the film.
It was something brought up by both Natalie Portman and Christian Bale; that entire sequences of the film were left out, something that surprised fans as it felt like Thor: Love and Thunder’s greatest controversy leading up to its release was its incredibly short runtime.
This is why we’re saying git now; give us the Taika-Cut of Thor: Love and Thunder.
We’re not saying that the changes made to the film were out of Waititi’s hands, but the reality is that the pacing of a film, and its runtime, are often orchestrated by Studio, and we want to see the film in its conceived entirety.
Do the right thing Marvel Studios. Give us the rumored four-hour-long Taika-Cut.