Who yer gonna call?
Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor has revealed he had to call on sci-fi-meister Joss Whedon to "save our lives a couple of times."
Whedon - who wrote and directed box office sensation Avengers Assemble - was flown into London to help Taylor thrash out a couple of plot glitches before heading back to Hollywood.
“Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times,” Taylor said. “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.”
It's not as if Taylor doesn't have a decent track record - he's worked on the mega successful Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and Sex & The City. However, he was free enough of ego to let the Marvel maestro jet in and provide a few pointers.
Thor: The Dark World hammers its way into cinema in November.
Source: SFX (via Comic Book)