Alan Taylor has revealed that Joss Whedon rewrote some scenes for Thor: The Dark World.
As well as directing The Avengers, and it’s sequel Age of Ultron, Whedon also acts as creative consultant for Marvel’s big-screen productions, and Taylor admitted that the role led to the busy director being flown out to London to help with the Thor sequel:
“Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times. We had a major scene that was not working on the page at all in London, and he basically got airlifted in, like a SWAT team or something. He came down, rewrote the scene, and before he got back to his plane I sort of grabbed him and said, ‘And this scene and this scene?’ And he rewrote two other scenes that I thought had problems. Then finally we let go of him, he took off again, and we shot the scenes; and they were just much better and much lighter on their feet.
I can relate to guys who come out of the TV world, since that’s where I come from. And being able to land and work and solve a problem quickly… I really was grateful.”
Thor: The Dark World is due to be released on the 30th October in the UK, the 31st in Australia and the 8th November in the US. The Film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston and Anthony Hopkins.