The runtime for Thor: Love and Thunder will make it the shortest MCU film in six years. The fourth film in the Thor franchise clocks in at 119 minutes (1 hour 59 minutes), a minute longer than Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018. Plus, it’s only the third movie in the MCU since 2016’s Doctor Strange to come in under the two-hour mark.
The recent wave of entries to come out of the MCU – including Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness have exceeded the two-hour mark, with Avengers: Endgame concluding the Infinity Saga at close to three hours. Outside of Marvel, DC’s The Batman with Robert Pattinson ran for more than three hours – while Zack Snyder’s extended cut of the Justice League surpassed two minutes over the four-hour mark.
Compared to the runtimes for previous Thor films – the original came in at 114 minutes, while its arguably inferior sequel, Thor: The Dark World, was two minutes shorter. Thor: Ragnarok remains the longest entry in the franchise (130 minutes).
Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth instalment in the series and second from director Taika Waititi, debuts in cinemas on July 8, 2022, starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/Mighty Thor).
Chris Pratt, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, Jaimie Alexander, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Karen Gillan will be reprising their roles from previous MCU films. The film will feature Christian Bale as villain Gorr the God Butcher, Russell Crowe as Zeus, and Akosia Sabet as Wakandan Goddess Bast.
In other Marvel news, Hayley Atwell recently addressed her future as Captain Carter – a multiverse version of Peggy Carter’s character. She revealed that she had “no news” on whether Captain Carter would return to the MCU. Atwell added that she wanted “more to do, because I feel that fans deserve that.”