Joss Whedon Helped Alan Taylor with 'Thor: The Dark World' Scenes
It sounds like The Avengers director Joss Whedon really is doing his job as Marvel Studios' creative consultant across their cinematic universe. In addition to preparing The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Whedon had a hand in helping one of the franchise sequels that will lead to the ensemble sequel. Speaking with SFX Magazine, director Alan Taylor revealed Whedon was actually called in to fix a major scene in Thor: The Dark World. Taylor says, "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."
But then Taylor decided he needed a bit more help from Whedon (via ComicBookMovie):
"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 quickly… I really was grateful."
Considering the Marvel universe on the big screen is playing out much like a big, expensive TV series, that explains why Whedon is so adept at making these films work. Hopefully this means that the film doesn't have any other lurking problems that might make the sequel underwhelming when it arrives in just over a month. Remember that Thor: The Dark World will hit IMAX screens exclusively on October 30th before arriving on standard screens November 8th. In the meantime, make sure you watch the most recent extended TV spot for the Marvel film and stay tuned for updates on all their comic book movies.