Trailer Thursday: Thor: The Dark World

This is billed as an extended version of the most recent trailer for Thor 2, which is just over a month away from release. I don't see a difference, but maybe keener eyed folk will spot the difference. Either way, it's a good enough segway into the news that Joss Whedon rewrote a few select scenes of the Thor sequel. According to the film's director, Alan Taylor:
"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."
Now, some might see this as a sign that the Thor sequel was on uneven ground from the start, and added to rumours of discontent between Taylor and Marvel concerning the final cut of the film might mean that the follow up to my personal favourite of the Phase 1 films will be less than spectacular. I, however, see this for what it is: Joss Whedon doing what Marvel hired him to do. His job is to oversee the development of Phase 2, to aid the filmmakers in creating a shared narrative, and giving assistance in those areas that require it. Whedon, on top of his Avengers duties, is also the Fixer of the MCU. The Harvey Keitel from Pulp Fiction of Kevin Feige's vision. Dark World needed a punch up, and Whedon obliged.

"Whedon obliged" sounds like it should be on a t-shirt.

Via First Showing.
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