You know how when you read something on social media, you get really excited and you think that somewhere the fandom gods are listening to you? That’s happened to me more times than we can count. See, fandom is a great thing – it gives us joy and sometimes it also gives us pain.
The Lord giveth and taketh away and all that stuff my Grandma taught me.
We read that there was a three hour cut of Red, White, & Royal Blue, but that was refuted by the director. Even when the director is the one that started the rumor, because he said something, because his comments were misunderstood.
See, he’d mentioned that there was an assembly of the movie that was an hour longer. A three hour version (well 2 hours and some change, but we’re rounding up). Color us happy! We’d definitely watch a three hour version of the movie.
But director Matthew Lopez clarified what he meant after everyone got excited.
“There was never a three-hour cut of this film. What I said to somebody — now I deeply regret saying it (laughs) — was the assembly of this film was about 2 hours and 45 minutes,” he said to Teen Vogue.
He continued, “An assembly of a film, anyone who’s ever worked on a movie will tell you, an assembly is not a cut. An assembly is quite literally everything that’s in the script that was shot, strung together in order. And that first assembly came to about 2 hours and 45 minutes. So the movie was never 3 hours long and there was never a cut of the film that was 3 hours long.”
Though we’re glad he clarified the rumor and the statement, we have to admit that we’re sad. We’d watch all of the Alex and Henry we can get. For now we’re just going to have to watch all the deleted scenes that they will give us.
Even though this has been one big misunderstanding, we’re going to have to ask that no more misunderstandings happen. Our fandom loving hearts can’t take it.
Are you a fan of Red, White, & Royal Blue? Would you watch a three hour cut?