30 Oct 2017 6:21 PM +00:00 UTC

Taika Waititi: Early Cuts Of Thor Ragnarok 'Failed Miserably'

Thor: Ragnarok comes out in the US by the end of this week and reviews about the movie have been nothing but positive. As it turns out, Marvel had to work really hard when it came to the movie's post-production, and director Taika Waititi reveals that a lot of the earlier cuts didn't work out at all.

Talking to CBR, Waititi said:

"It was very tricky… We spent a lot of time in post-production, actually, figuring that out. It's a very hard thing to strike that balance throughout two hours and 30 minutes, however many minutes this thing is, for that much time that you're engaging in a film. And sometimes it would be funny in the beginning of the film and then not funny at all for the rest of the film. Or sometimes it was funny in the wrong places and in the end, we had to just keep testing jokes and testing parts of the film sometimes. So we failed miserably and had a funny first 10 minutes and then a super-boring rest of the movie. But that's luckily why you have such a long time in post-production, because you can test all these things out and get the very best film that you can."


There were already a lot of raised eyebrows when it was reported that an Indie darling like Waititi was going to direct a big budget Marvel movie, but the move seems to have paid off. Everyone loves the new brand of humor that Waititi has brought to the film, and Thor has somehow become more loveable despite appearing more stupid.

We don't know exactly if Marvel would be willing to have Waititi come back and direct another movie for them, but seeing all this positive reception for Thor: Ragnarok, there's probably a good chance that they'll give him another film.

Thor: Ragnarok comes out Nov. 3.

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