29 Oct 2017 6:38 PM +00:00 UTC

Taika Waititi: Thor Ragnarok Could Have Been A Much Shorter Movie

Back at Comic-Con, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi had suggested that his movie would only be 100 minutes long when it came out, but as of now the film stands with a 2 hour, 10 minute runtime. So what changed from the film?

Waititi told Collider:

"After Comic Con, we decided to put a lot of the jokes back in… There was a time when it was going to be 100 minutes… We were at about 100 minutes [around Comic Con]. We had just done our reshoots, so we knew it was going to come up from there, but there was a world where I thought it was going to sit around 100, no more than two hours."


Certain changes made to the movie include the scene where Hela destroys Thor's hammer. Initially the scene was supposed to take place in an NY alleyway (like in the trailers), but seeing as the moment would follow shortly after Thor and Loki are reunited with Odin, Waititi has said that he thought the scene in the field would be more emotionally fitting compared to a dirty alleyway.

Though I thought that Thor: Ragnarok was fine as a film, I didn't really think it was Waititi's best work humor-wise. Fans who're expecting What We do in the Shadows or Hunt for the Wilderpeople-level humor may walk out a bit disappointed, but the laughs are still there to be had. Ragnarok still felt like a standard Marvel film—to me at least.

Thor: Ragnarok comes out in US theaters Nov. 3.

See Also: Jaimie Alexander Explains Why She Isn't In Thor: Ragnarok