If you’ve always wondered what Joss Whedon’s responsibilities are as Marvel’s Creative Consultant, a recent interview with Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor will help sate your curiosity as he admitted having trouble with a few key scenes from the movie and had to call Whedon in.
“Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times,” says Taylor. “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.
“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 quickly… I really was grateful.”