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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Thor: Ragnarok has an official runtime folks! According to the British Board of Film Classification, the god of thunder’s next picture lasts 130 minutes. That means the film is two hours and 10 minutes in length (plus 21 seconds…if that matters).

This comes months after a comment from director Taika Waititi back during San Diego Comic-Con. At the time, he said the film was sporting a 100-minute runtime, meaning it would have only been 1 hour and 40 minutes in length — definitely shorter than most superhero films (if not the shortest).

Instead, with this new runtime, it looks like Thor: Ragnarok will actually be the longest Thor movie in the franchise. The first flick ran at 115 minutes, and the second ran at 112 minutes. As such, the new movie is about 15 minutes longer than the first and 17 longer than the second.

Admittedly, when Waititi said it was 100 minutes long, I was a bit surprised that a film that had two Avengers in it would be so short. Plus, given the seeming increased scope of the flick, would 100 minutes be nearly enough time to take advantage of the premise? Luckily, I no longer have to answer that question.

What do you think? Is 130 minutes the perfect length to explore the ideas behind the Ragnarok story? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: BBFCO

  • axebox

    I hope most of that time isn’t devoted to Villain monologues.

    • Joe Chaisson

      What I would love to see 60 mins monologue.

      • Ghost2020

        That would be more screen time than all the marvel villains combined.

  • Joe Chaisson

    Eh… Still excited to see this film.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.