Joss Whedon Rescued THOR: THE DARK WORLD With Rewrites

Joss Whedon Rescued THOR: THE DARK WORLD With Rewrites

Apparently Joss Whedon's pen is mightier than the Mjolnir. In the latest issue of SFX magazine it is revealed that the The Avengers director was called late in the game to help solve some script issues for Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World.

In the latest issue of SFX magazine, Thor: The Dark World director, Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones"), reveals that when he had issues with a certain scene he turned to the creator of WB's Buffy the Vampire Slayer for some much needed help.
"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 quikcly... I really was grateful."

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” 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.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962. “Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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LEVITIKUZ - 9/18/2013, 8:48 AM
Just have Joss write everything.
Jollem - 9/18/2013, 8:52 AM
knocturnalzen10 - 9/18/2013, 8:55 AM
shocker!!!!!!!!!!!!!! golden goose
ezio619 - 9/18/2013, 8:57 AM
let the"oh, the movies script is horrible thats why they did rewrites"comments begin. sometimes that can happen some scenes that work on paper dont work on the screen and vice versa, this things happen all the time
knocturnalzen10 - 9/18/2013, 8:59 AM
has anyone seen or have a copy of his wonderwoman script ?
knocturnalzen10 - 9/18/2013, 9:01 AM

yea look at MOS goyer script was epic but screenplay was piss poor wasn't able to convert it to the flim they way he should've
ezio619 - 9/18/2013, 9:04 AM
knoctunalzen-exactly, while i liked MOS, it definitely could have been better, the script was great, his ideas for krypton, clarks journey and his choices were great but for some people it did not connect with them or communicate its ideas to them well
knocturnalzen10 - 9/18/2013, 9:12 AM

yea man alot was missing i enjoyed it aswell, but know it could've been better. hopefully they'll kidnap jonathan nolan for the bat-sup movie.
SuperCaptainAmerica - 9/18/2013, 9:14 AM
Again WB must really regret passing on Joss Whedon's WW script. Just goes to show WB are out of their element. WB has has DC properties for a long time and have only developed two successful franchises, Marvel has already established multiple successful franchises in the past decade (I'm talking Marvel studios) and WB can't get anyother property of the ground. I love DC comics but WB needs someone who can bring these movies to life.
LEVITIKUZ - 9/18/2013, 9:20 AM
I wouldn't say WB regrets passing on Whedon's WW. Joss also had a Batman screenplay that sucked. Batman Begins and Darren's Year One scripts were better.
XtremePirate - 9/18/2013, 9:20 AM
@SuperCaptainAmerica Joss's WW script was pretty bad. I read it. There is a reason they passed on it. I can see your a disney/marvel fanboy and other people know what a good script is believe it or not
MexicanSuperman - 9/18/2013, 9:21 AM
So more bland jokes? I'm just kidding around Marvel Studio fanboys. :-P
MrReese - 9/18/2013, 9:23 AM
Whedon makin that bread!
FlyingSeel - 9/18/2013, 9:23 AM
That's amazing. One of the best in the biz hands down.
MsDarkPhoenix - 9/18/2013, 9:24 AM
He is worshipped as a god! Well, I guess he deserves it!!
symbiotics - 9/18/2013, 9:24 AM
I can picture him with a superhero cape descending from the heavens
McNyagano - 9/18/2013, 9:24 AM

ROBBEATZZZ - 9/18/2013, 9:26 AM
maybe this scene or scene's are direct links to phase 2 movies and or Avengers 2
JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 9:26 AM
Yup he is the Golden Boy of Marvel/Disney and he had earned it.
TheWhiteGuyInMyAvatarIs - 9/18/2013, 9:30 AM
The real Fantastic 4 of MCU:

1) Kevin Feigi
2) Joss Whedon
3) Jon Favreau
4) Robert Downey Jr. aka Marvel's poster boy
ruadh - 9/18/2013, 9:30 AM

Sounds more like it was just things that needed a revision for the sake of the movie, not the saga.
MarvelDCfanboy - 9/18/2013, 9:30 AM
Lets see how he comes up with Ultron...
Inhuman - 9/18/2013, 9:30 AM
Can Whedon just write all the MCU films starting in Phase 3 and beyond? He would be set for life with the amount of money Marvel would give him lol
Inhuman - 9/18/2013, 9:32 AM
Feige and Whedon is why Marvel is the powerhouse it is. Add Disneys money and there should be no reason why Marvel can't run Hollywood for years and years
Demongod20 - 9/18/2013, 9:33 AM
If only Whedon could have done rewrites on Ironman 3. :(
Inhuman - 9/18/2013, 9:34 AM
Shit just have Whedon also write Episodes 7-9 in Star Wars!
PsyGuy - 9/18/2013, 9:35 AM
but actually. Why doesn't he write everything Marvel to begin with?
Raffman - 9/18/2013, 9:35 AM
I know you guys think josh is some type of saint for making the avengers and all but the dialog and writing for that movie in general kinda sucked.
CharlesLord - 9/18/2013, 9:36 AM
this is interesting. i wonder if the scenes are gonna be noticeably whedonesque
gambgel - 9/18/2013, 9:36 AM
if more than two scenes werent right, why didnt the actual writer of the movie improve it? Couldnt Alan tell it to that writer or what?

All the rewrites and different writers these movies use to have end leading to mediocre scripts, instead of something notable
TheRealRemyLebeau - 9/18/2013, 9:37 AM
Joss is boss. Get the f#$k out the way when he comes through. DC get your act together ;)
NoAssemblyReqd - 9/18/2013, 9:37 AM
Disney/Marvel needs to perfect human cloning and get another Joss Whedon out there, writing and directing everything.
thebearjew - 9/18/2013, 9:37 AM
Would it still be like legal for WB to use his wonder woman screenplay??
Maybe do a tad bit of rewrites make it a tad it more serious
Does warners own his wonder woman screen play?
If they have it and they use it does he get paid??
MarvelDCfanboy - 9/18/2013, 9:37 AM
This is how Whedon handles difficult situations..

TheRealRemyLebeau - 9/18/2013, 9:38 AM
@raffman is a diabolical hater.
patrat18 - 9/18/2013, 9:38 AM
Pathetic so now they can't make a movie without him? I bet he will help on Cap 2.
NoAssemblyReqd - 9/18/2013, 9:39 AM
@DemonGod20 I think Whedon did contribute to IRON MAN 3. That henchman gag "I don't even like working here" seems like classic JW.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 9/18/2013, 9:40 AM
Joss Whedon is a P.I.M.P. (Phenom Inside Marvels Projects) :D
Ragnaroknroll - 9/18/2013, 9:41 AM
Interesting. I'm glad Joss is involved in Phase 2 beyond just directing the Avengers. And I'm glad Taylor had the sense as a director to fix what needed fixing. This is all very promising.

Just no Thor dodging bullets please...
McNyagano - 9/18/2013, 9:41 AM

"I know you guys think josh is some type of saint for making the avengers and all but the dialog and writing for that movie in general kinda sucked."

You serious??? lol xD You must be joking right??
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