THOR: THE DARK WORLD Director Alan Taylor On Deleted Scenes

Alan Taylor, director on Thor: The Dark World discusses a number of topics with Collider, including deleted scenes that could show up on the blu-ray. Thor: The Dark World opens tomorrow night at midnight in US theaters.

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By Mark Julian - 11/6/2013
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Towards the tail end of the interview, Alan Taylor talks about scenes with Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) that were cut short to fit into the 112 minute theatrical cut. Perhaps they'll show up on a director's cut?



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Running Time: 1 hr 52 minutes
Release Date: 8 November 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Clive Russell, Zachary Levi
Directed by: Alan Taylor
Written by: Don Payne (story), Christopher Yost (screenplay), Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay), Stan Lee (comic book), Jack Kirby (comic book), Larry Lieber (comic book)



"Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World," in theaters November 8, 2013, continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all."
Source: Collider
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TheRealistStarLord - 11/6/2013, 8:21 AM
CBM OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!
Director's cut needs to be made for The Incredible Hulk before Thor 2 gets one.
MrYurMomm - 11/6/2013, 8:23 AM
An Alan Taylor Director's Cut Blu-Ray Edition of Marvel's Thor:The Dark World?

I'll buy it when it releases in the coming months. Then I'll also put money away for a 4K disc, or whatever the hell their gonna call it for those new Samsung and LG Ultra HDTV's
MrReese - 11/6/2013, 8:23 AM
Shoulda kept the Malekith stuff.Oh well still enjoyed it.
marvel72 - 11/6/2013, 8:24 AM
some people never get over him not wearing his helmet,i got over it in 2011.
Ocelot - 11/6/2013, 8:25 AM
Malekith(especially), The Dark Elves and the Warriors Three definitely got the shaft in this. Editing was also dodgy at times as a result of the blatantly cut scenes.
marvel72 - 11/6/2013, 8:27 AM
@ grif

hahahaha awesome comment.
jerryblake - 11/6/2013, 8:28 AM
Batman and Robin director's cut would be a nice gift for the fans :)
xXkryptoniteXx - 11/6/2013, 8:35 AM
Marvel should stop letting fans wait until the end of credits to see a 30 second clip. Do it before the credit. It was cool in the beginning but now it'sridiculous.
MrMartinMarvel - 11/6/2013, 8:42 AM
@xXkryptoniteXx If you don't want to wait for the post credit scene then don't, nobody's forcing you to.
jerryblake - 11/6/2013, 8:42 AM
@beto

I think Crow: The Wicked Pray deserves director's cut as well.

let's not forget about:

Clash of the Titans
Ghost Rider
FF
Punisher: War Zone
Cowboys & Aliens
Max Payne
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Resident Evil: Degeneration
The Three Musketeers
jerryblake - 11/6/2013, 8:45 AM
i think the Traveler with Val Kilmer should be showned in 3D as well. You can mix it up with Killshot. Two tickets for a price of one ;)
BatManiac - 11/6/2013, 8:47 AM
I only waited for the mid credit scene. There is no way I'm sitting there reading 5 minutes worth of text for a 30 second scene. I'll catch that shit on Youtube.
jerryblake - 11/6/2013, 8:47 AM
lol Legend of Chun Lee needed more Chun Li.
Ocelot - 11/6/2013, 8:51 AM
@beto

You'll be dissapointed if you wait for the second one, it's not really worth it all, imo they messed it up, there's a scene before the end of the movie that should have been the post credits scene, as it's a big cliffhanger, but instead they made a scene that should have been at the end of the movie the post-credits scene.
jerryblake - 11/6/2013, 8:51 AM
lol not sure if you are really serious or still joking.

I'm gonna play with the serious part.

I would like to see Gandahar in 3D.

This could be intersting.
heitish - 11/6/2013, 8:52 AM
Or you can discuss the movie with your friends when the End credit scene is rolling... Oh thats right you aint got any friends!
jerryblake - 11/6/2013, 8:52 AM
*interesting
BatManiac - 11/6/2013, 8:53 AM
@beto

Yes, the Collector scene is the mid credit scene.

jerryblake - 11/6/2013, 9:08 AM
i see what you mean ...

Manos: The Hands of Fate in 3D
Spartan - 11/6/2013, 9:31 AM
So is he being coy about Terminator?
I thought that was a done deal...
Ah fickle Hollywood nothing, nothing is certain until after it's happened.
BatManiac - 11/6/2013, 9:50 AM
It is a shame that Marvel made him delete some of these scenes from the final cut for a shorter film, especially when you find out some of those scenes where about the villain's character development (which a lot of people are complaining about).

I'd love for him to return for a sequel, but judging on the way he describes his experience with Marvel, I doubt he will. You can tell he never got to make the movie he wanted, and ended up making the movie Marvel wanted instead.
DarkGunslinger - 11/6/2013, 9:51 AM
If the original version was better than the 'Feige Cut' Marvel will of course never release a Director's Cut.
Thor was like a safe bet Marvel film that is so generic I felt like I had already seen it.
Even the Loki scenes had little impact. Hemsworth has become VERY boring as Thor. Not sure what this will do at the box office but I'm guessing it will most of it's business in foreign countries and fail to break 200 million in the US. It will likely do between 400-500 Million World Wide on the back of those foreign markets.

2013 CBMs:
Iron Man 3 -**** That's minus 4 stars. Among the worst CBMs of all time!

Man Of Steel *1/2

Kick Ass 2 1/2*

Thor Dark World *1/2
Killersloth - 11/6/2013, 9:51 AM
@batz11 ive seen another interview where he talks about how he would love to work with Marvel again, be it tv or another movie, think he brings up Dr. Strange. I think its just that he is very matter of fact and doesnt sugar coat everything that takes people by surpise.
Chaplin - 11/6/2013, 10:09 AM
I really enjoyed the film i just remembered the hype that Malekith got after announcement as a villain and after seeing the movie, i was very surprised to find out that he was pretty one dimensional. by the sound of this that wasn't due to lack of trying, so here's to a proper director's cut with the bad guys getting their due
Original - 11/6/2013, 10:26 AM
Thor and the Asgardians fight to save the 9 worlds and practically the Universe itself. This involved scenes from different worlds that could've definitely made ALL of LOFTR movies truly pale in comparison. Yet, all Marvel could do for this particular movie is make it the shortest Marvel Movie ever!!! While other Marvel movies that does not involve such high stakes gets to be much longer. Does this make ANY perfect sense to anyone here? Forget about all of them Blu ray credits!!! If those critical deleted scenes were extraordinarily essential for this movie- Marvel should've gone for ALL THE MARBELS to make it the best Super-Hero movie ever- and cash BIG!!!
OrgasmicPotatoe - 11/6/2013, 11:02 AM
"WHAT ? Only 112 minutes for Thor: The Dark World ? That's insane, make it longer, pleeeeaase!"

"WHAT ? I have to wait 5 minutes for the credits to roll to see more than those 112 minutes ? That's insane, make it mid-credit, my attention span can't take all this suffering !"

Keep going, you entertain me.
WhiteBolt - 11/6/2013, 12:45 PM
Original - 11/6/2013, 10:26 AM
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Thor and the Asgardians fight to save the 9 worlds and practically the Universe itself. This involved scenes from different worlds that could've definitely made ALL of LOFTR movies truly pale in comparison. Yet, all Marvel could do for this particular movie is make it the shortest Marvel Movie ever!!! While other Marvel movies that does not involve such high stakes gets to be much longer. Does this make ANY perfect sense to anyone here? Forget about all of them Blu ray credits!!! If those critical deleted scenes were extraordinarily essential for this movie- Marvel should've gone for ALL THE MARBELS to make it the best Super-Hero movie ever- and cash BIG!!!

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QFT!
ThePowerCosmic - 11/6/2013, 4:42 PM
Batmaniac

Which is why marvel has a cohesive universe and DC/Wb and Fox can't make a consistent quality shared universe for the life of them. Marvel success is proof of it.

Also, marvel is all about developing their heros through each film with the villain serving as the struggle. DC's move was the opposite develop the villain and we don't learn shit about the main character.
goldilocks - 11/6/2013, 8:13 PM
One of the things I'm learning how critics basically get around keeping the scores on rotten tomatoes for bad movies artificially high (I guess they satisfy their sponsors with a fresh rating this way) by giving the movie a fresh rating but if you read the review, you can see they actually say it sucks in so many ways. I haven't seen it yet, but by readin the reviews, many of the fresh reviews make it clear the movie has any number of flaws. Even reading between the lines of Taylor's comments above, you can tell he knows they ruined his vision of the movie, but they are paying him millions of dollars so he is trying to sell it all the same during the roll out.
Luminus - 11/7/2013, 2:39 AM
@beto: Did someone say Chun-Li?

AvatarIII - 11/7/2013, 3:31 AM
having seen T:TDW, I think Alan Taylor should direct a new Star Wars movie. the action in TDW is VERY Star Wars inspired.
Ragnaroknroll - 11/8/2013, 10:03 AM
Thor 2 was a joy ride but I after watching this interview really really really want to see Thor TDW Extended Edition. Do it up like LOTR. There's no admission of an inferior cut - it's just another version. And if there's money to be made Marvel will make it happen. Do it Marvel and take my money already.

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