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Josh Whedon Does Rewrites For Thor 2

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 14:02


It's learned that Joss Whedon was flown in to London to do rewrites on Thor 2 for a few scenes.

Alan Taylor, director of Thor 2, tells SFX Magazine that Marvel Studios flew Whedon in to help out with a particulary troublesome scene. While there, Taylor also asked Whedon to help out with a couple others.

This isn't the first we've heard of Thor 2 getting some additional help as previously it became known that Marvel Studios wanted more Tom Hiddleston Loki with Alan Taylor have to conduct reshoots in Miami.

Hopefully it all makes for a better movie when Thor 2 debuts this November.

Check out what Alan Taylor had to say about Joss Whedon helping out Thor 2. Whedon does happen to be consulting on all the movies and TV series, in addition to directing The Avengers 2.

Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times. 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 plans 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.

"Thor 2: The Dark World" hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones"), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.


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 andpersonal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.