Thor: The Dark World Director Alan Taylor Says He’s The Grim Reaper
When the first synopsis for Thor: The Dark World hit back in October, it sounded like somebody might not make it out of the sequel completely unscathed. There were a lot of words like “sacrifice” thrown around. Rumors about potential deaths started popping up. Director’s Alan Taylor‘s recent comments after the D23 Expo makes it sound like somebody will indeed be making the trip to Valhalla in the highly anticipated sequel.
Taylor spoke with Empire (via CBM) about his particular specialty in the shows he’s worked on over the years. He’s taken out a lot of fan-favorite characters as a director. Taylor will be bringing some of his stunning Game of Thrones tricks and visuals to The Dark World, but we need to keep in mind he’s also the guy that killed Ned Stark on screen. The director talks about being the Grim Reaper and how he’s surprised Thor made it out alive:
I realized recently that I am the grim reaper. People hate me because I killed Ned Stark on Thrones. But I also killed Caesar in Rome, Wild Bill Hickock in Deadwood and Christopher in The Sopranos. I just get called in to murder people’s favorite characters, so I’m surprised Thor survived this one. There are a few people who don’t make it out alive here. There could be some surprises!
So somebody is buying the farm. We know lots of warriors will go out valiantly in the film’s battle scenes, but a main or secondary character could be checking out as well. We’ll have to wait until November to find out for sure.
Taylor also talked about the film’s London location and how it works perfectly for the story:
I think the idea of London was built into the DNA of the movie before I came along and I was happy it did. It’s a great place to shoot and boasts good crews. There’s also some backstory that makes sense in the movie with Stonehenge and some other things. And finally, a little thing called tax breaks, which is why London is blowing up a lot this summer! I picked Greenwich. And I’ll tell you why: I knew our final act was going to be total chaotic battle and so I loved the idea of picking a really formal setting to stage chaos. There are no and angles in that place. We got to go into the Painted Hall and explode it.
You can read a few words from Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston about how fun it was to be back for the sequel by clicking here. What do you think about Taylor‘s comments? Any bets on who could be fighting their last battle? We know Thor will be back for Avengers: Age of Ultron so he’s probably safe. But to play devil’s advocate, the god of thunder has died many times in the comics only to come back later. Thor: The Dark World hits theaters this November.
Source : Empire