Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated upcoming sequel Thor: Love and Thunder is set to release in a few weeks and, ahead of its release, the full runtime of the film may have leaked.
According to a new poster on the Big Screen Leaks Twitter account, Thor: Love and Thunder‘s runtime is set at 1:58:34, just under 120 minutes. If this runtime holds true, this will make it one of the shortest films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some time, with many of the MCU’s Phase 4 films lasting well over two hours. In fact, the film is set to be shorter than Taika Waititi’s first Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok, which ran for 130 minutes.
“The fourth installment finds Thor on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods,” says the synopsis. “To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.”
Thor: Love and Thunder sees the return of MCU alums Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who is now taking on the mantle of the Mighty Thor and will be wielding the iconic weapon Mjolnir. Oscar winner Christian Bale will also be making his return to the superhero genre, as he signs on for the villainous role of Gorr the God Butcher.
Additional cast includes franchise alums such as Jaime Alexander as Sif, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Taika Waititi as Korg, and Guardians of the Galaxy stars like Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, Sean Gunn’s Kraglin, and Vin Diesel’s Groot.
Thor: Love and Thunder is once again being directed by Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which will be the follow-up to Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.