Alan Taylor Apologizes For Remarks About Mid-Credits Tag For THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Alan Taylor Apologizes For Remarks About Mid-Credits Tag For THOR: THE DARK WORLD

After declaring he was very happy not to take credit for the mid-credits teaser, the director of Thor: The Dark World now retracts his comments, while James Gunn weighs in and more. Check it out!

In a rather abnormal manner, Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor previously expressed that he wasn't fond of the sequel's mid-credits scene, which was directed by Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn. Taylor not only said he would have “shot it differently,” but also that it's “the only part of the film where I’m happy to give the credit away.” Well, an overlooked video has been brought to my attention (via @TheThorverine), where Taylor retracts his comments and apologizes.

James Gunn, meanwhile, has acknowledged Alan Taylor's apology via his Facebook profile. “Alan has apologized profusely both personally to me and to the press. He's a good guy,” Gunn noted. The Guardians of the Galaxy director also revealed that the Thor: The Dark World mid-credits stinger was “essentially” a daily right from set. “It was shot in two hours at the end of a 2nd unit day. We had just gotten the script (not by me). We thought it was more important to give people a link to Guardians, but weren't able to do it until the last minute,” he explained.

In other Guardians of the Galaxy news, many fans have been longing for the Comic-Con footage to be officially released even though James Gunn has said that it would never be. Well, it seems one Facebook user didn't get the message, and prompted the director to post the following: “Listen, I love it. But it was thrown together after 12 days of shooting, a mix of shots, makeup tests, and camera tests. The visual effects (especially Rocket and Groot) were temps at best. Our 'Nebula' isn't even Karen Gillan in the footage, but a girl we were testing Karen's makeup on. So although it perfectly captures the flavor of the film, there's no way it would hold up to the scrutiny that comes with posting something like that on the internet - nor would the general audience be able to understand 'these are just temps and comps and makeup tests.' So it is never ever going to happen, except for maybe on the Blu-Ray AFTER the film comes out.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is directed by James Gunn from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, and the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime, with Vin Diesal as Groot and Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is scheduled for release August 1, 2014!
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