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Joss Whedon Saved Thor: The Dark World

Joss Whedon Saved Thor: The Dark World

by Christopher DillardSeptember 18, 2013

Thor: The Dark World comes out pretty soon, so go watch the extended trailer we shared yesterday, but a surprising fact just emerged from director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) about the production of the film. He shared the following statement with SFX magazine about how the infamous Joss Whedon came in to rewrite a few scenes in the film.

“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 quickly… I really was grateful.”

Joss Whedon has been a household name for years, starting with his hit series Buffy The Vampire Slayer on WB, but more recently gained worldly recognition with his skills on The Avengers. Now that I know Joss had his hand in Thor: The Dark World, I can sleep easier at night. Are you more excited now knowing he worked on the film?

About The Author
Christopher Dillard
Author for Nerdtraffic, co-host of Superhero Slate podcast, and co-founder of ComicUI. I love Marvel, Star Wars, Halo, and the Muppets. Just your run-of-the-mill nerd.

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