Enjoy Midsommar? Then you’ll be delighted to learn that soon you’ll be able to feast on an even longer cut of the cult horror film.
During a Reddit AMA last Thursday, Midsommar Director Ari Aster let it slip that he is currently “working on an extended cut” of the film that will add another 30 minutes to the film’s one-hour and 27 minute runtime.
While Aster wasn’t concrete with details regarding what we might seen in the extra footage, the Hereditary filmmaker did mention that the original cut of Midsommar was slapped with an NC–17 rating by the MPAA and that it took “six weeks” of “back-and-forth” with the ratings board to get them to come down to the film’s ultimate “R” rating.
30 minutes is a significant chunk to cut out of a film. Is what we’re getting enough to change the course of Midsommar? Or is it more likely just more of Aster’s signature gore? Only time will tell. Either way, I’ll be watching it.
What do you think? Are you down for an Avengers: Endgame-sized Midsommar? Sound off in the comments below and let me know!