Marvel Called In A Favor With Their Movie Godfather When Thor: The Dark World Had Script Problems


whedonThor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor has been pretty open about the entire filming process for the highly anticipated sequel. The director shot down rumors that he and Marvel had a falling out over the running time of the film, saying that it was just a very minor disagreement over who would score the film. Taylor has also talked about reshoots the film recently underwent to add a little more Loki to the story. In a recent interview with SFX, Taylor revealed one of the most surprising facts of all: Joss Whedon was called in to help with script problems they were having with a handful of scenes.

The director said that Marvels‘ Godfather, Joss Whedon, was called in from on high to come in and work on a few scenes. Taylor told SFX (via CBM):

“Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times,” laughs the director. “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. Much more fun, much more surprising than what we had been trying to do. 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 quikcly… I really was grateful.”

Now a movie undergoing rewrites is nothing major or anything to be concerned about at all, but that Taylor would admit Whedon came on so late in the game to iron a few things out is surprising. Whedon is high profile to say the least. There’s a good chance the last leg of the Thor: The Dark World press tour could turn into Whedonfest as people try to learn what he worked on and what he thought about the film. Marvel has Whedon under contract as the godfather of their cinematic (and now television) universe, so of course they are going to use him every chance they get. What do you think about Whedon dabbling in The Dark World for a scene or two?

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Source : SFX via CBM