New THOR: THE DARK WORLD Featurette Puts The Spotlight On MALEKITH: Plus Alan Taylor On A Possible MARVEL Movie Return
We’re now only one week away from the US premiere of Thor: The Dark World. As we in the states inch ever closer to the return of the god of thunder, the cast and crew are making the final press rounds. We’ve heard a lot from Alan Taylor and Kevin Feige the last few weeks, and today we hear a little more. EW released a new featurette for the highly anticipated Thor sequel that puts the spotlight on the villain-
Loki no I mean the other one, Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston). While it is a Malekith-centric featurette, it does give us a few incredible glances at Kurse. Kevin Feige commented on the recent string of big villains taking over movies (ie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron):
We didn’t sit down and say, okay now bring on the bad guys. The heroes are the focus and the drivers. We choose those villains because of what you hope they will bring out in the hero. Malekith and the dark elves give Thor a noble foe, tap into Asgardian history, and bring about somebody who is worse than Loki, to put Thor in a position where he had to ask for his brother’s help.
In related news, Alan Taylor continued shooting from the hip about his experiences directing the film. He’s been pretty adamant about the fact he’s not a fan of the mid-credits sequence and how he had a minor disagreement with Marvel regarding the film’s composer, but now he addresses the question of whether he’d like to direct another Marvel movie again. He doesn’t shy away from talking about the fly by night style of Marvel (via ScreenRant):
You mean start all over again? No. It was fun and quite an adventure, but… almost 2 years – too long away from family. But I’d be willing to – and eager to take on another big adventure just not go back and redo the same one. But you didn’t really mean remake Thor 2, did you? [Laughs]. One of the things that’s exciting and keeps us on the edge of our seats about Marvel is that they never announce what they’re going to do until the last minute. Will there be a Thor 3? I certainly hope so. They’ll probably wait until this one comes out before they let the world know. Thor will be back in Avengers 2, and I think he certainly deserves a Thor 3, but that’s up to the gods are Marvel to decide.
My experience with Marvel is that they are literally making it up as they go. They have a grand vision that we’ve been witnessing in Phase I, Phase II and Phase III, but literally, in the details, they make it up as they go – and I saw that up-close and personal when we were doing [Thor 2], when major elements were being worked out, really, in the making of the movie.
Because the featurette is on EW, the video isn’t embeddable. You can click the pic below to check out the full featurette. What do you think about Feige and Taylor‘s latest comments? Are you ready for a trip to Asgard next week?