Joss Whedon has gone from a cult favorite director to the king of Marvel movies within the past couple of years. When he directed The Avengers, he turned into Marvel’s golden boy and apparently they’re taking full advantage of that. Thor: The Dark World may look like it’ll be an action-packed fall film, but the movie isn’t without it’s share of bumps along the road.
It’s been reported that Joss Whedon has been flown in to save the day, more so a scene or two, for Thor: The Dark World. What’s even more surprising is the fact that director Alan Taylor admits to getting some help from Mr. Whedon, as stated in this interview snippet below (via SFX Magazine):
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. 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.
Talk about a dramatic way to make an entrance. The first Thor was decent but riddled with some story problems and arguably can be considered the weakest movie to pop out of Marvel’s phase 1. Could Thor: The Dark World follow in its footsteps? I sure do hope not.
Will you see Thor: The Dark World on opening weekend?