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Here’s Joss Whedon’s Actual Contribution to Thor: The Dark World


Last month we heard the wonderful story of how Joss Whedon swooped in to the set of Thor: The Dark World to fix some problems director Alan Taylor was having. At the time it caused some concern—not among us, because we were too delighted at the mental image of fixer Joss Whedon parachuting in to save the day—but some others expressed concerns that Thor might’ve been in big trouble if Taylor needed Whedon to do last-minute surgery.

But chillax, says Marvel President Kevin Feige. That’s not what happened at all.

Said Feige to Movies.com:

“Some of Alan’s comments were taken out of context a bit. Joss [Whedon] is focused one hundred percent — and has been for the better part of the year — on Avengers: Age of Ultron. That being the case, we’ve been keeping him in the loop on all of the Phase Two movies leading up to it, primarily so he can know where all the characters stand when Avengers 2 begins. That being said, thankfully, he is giving us his thoughts on… whether it’s early drafts of the movies or early cuts of the movies, and we’re squeezing every good idea we can get out of the time he’s not working on Avengers.

In the case of Thor: The Dark World, it wasn’t any more or less than it’s been on any of the other films. There were a few lines of dialogue here and there… [vague descriptions of two Loki scenes] [for example a scene with Loki and Odin and] the scene between Thor and Loki on the Skiff going through Svartalfheim when they’re talking about their relationship. Joss helped out [on those scenes], they made it into the movie and are better for it.”

But… but there were still parachutes involved, right? Secret agent Joss Whedon? Let me have this!

Also, anybody wanna take any bets as to what Iron Man 3 lines originated in Whedon’s brain? There’s a very fine line between Whedon banter and Robert Downey Jr improv.

(via: Movies.com)

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  • Anonymous

    “There’s a very fine line between Whedon banter and Robert Downey Jr improv.” Word. (Does anybody still say that?)

  • Anonymous

    Great! Now can he do some more work on the SHIELD show?

  • Anonymous

    Is it so fangirlish and wrong of me to want Joss Whedon and his team to write every TV show and movie ever?

    If loving Joss is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

    PS – And I would like Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres and Clark Gregg to be in everything ever as well…

  • Anonymous

    Is it so fangirlish and wrong of me to want Joss Whedon and his team to write every TV show and movie ever?

    If loving Joss is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

    PS – And I would like Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres and Clark Gregg to be in everything ever as well…

  • http://runt.org/ Adrian

    You have your report all wrong! Here’s what Joss contributed to Thor 2:

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1716179/chris-hemsworth-thor-shirtless.jhtml

    “That [scene] kind of came from Joss actually. He just said that there needed to be something romantic in there,” Hemsworth said. “Then he said, ‘Chris, get your shirt off.’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t know. What’s the why? What are we doing?’ The justification was that it was him coming home from battle, washing blood off his hands.”

  • Anonymous

    Shane Black is no slouch in the banter department either. One could argue he’s at or near Whedon’s level.

  • Vian Lawson

    Indeed, we owe him much. And we will owe him even more when he comes up with a good reason for giving Loki a puppy because that is literally the only way Tom Hiddleston could be more attractive.

  • Kevin Burnard

    Joss is more of an assassin than a secret agent. That’s how he manages to kill off every character we’ve ever loved.

  • Travis

    No, that’s pretty much the definition of absolute sanity.

  • Omegasama

    Yeah, that scene was AWESOME! XD It is jut half-naked Thor for the ladies and other people who like that. The whole cinema audience started giggling, it was the best.

  • brightmushroom

    Don’t worry I’m sure it’s still very hip.
    Rad.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    ~Groovy.~

  • Ceci Pipe

    Whedon wouldn’t work on this unless he was allowed to kill Thor’s girlfriend.

  • http://www.spaceunicorn.net Jayme

    Thanks to the headline and that image, I have decided that the thing that Joss Whedon contributed to Thor: The Dark World is that lovely image of Thor winking and smiling.

  • R. Sue

    I’ve heard tell that there was barely any scripted dialogue for Downey in the first Iron Man; huge swaths of the blistering sass that laid the foundation for (the MCU version of) the character were just him screwing around.

    It’s still up in the air as to whether his total take from the Marvel oeuvre will be enough to cover the therapy he needs when he realizes he is not actually Tony Stark.