Director Alan Taylor on Thor: The Dark World rumours
The director of Marvel's Thor 2 comments on rumours of all not being well behind the scenes...
Some rumours sprang up earlier in the year that suggested all was not well behind the scenes of Marvel's upcoming Thor: The Dark World. In particular, that Marvel and director Alan Taylor were at loggerheads over the running time of the film, with the latter delivering and fighting for a cut that the former wasn't happy with.
Chatting to Collider, Alan Taylor has addressed some of those rumours. "There's a rumour out there that I was hanging on to a long cut and that Marvel wanted a shorter cut", he acknowledged. "Hilariously, that was never an issue because I don't know what the running time is. The change it's going through now had nothing to do with running time. There're some tonal pushes and shoves".
Not everything with the studio had gone swimmingly, he admitted. "The one fall-out I had with Marvel was over music. I had a composer that I really wanted to go with, and it didn't work out with Marvel". Taylor had wanted Carter Burwell to score the movie, while Iron Man 3's Brian Tyler has now got the job.
"So, I was unhappy with that, but I heard the rumour about running time. Not true, I have no idea how long the movie is now. It's all about making the movie better and better and arm-wrestling over what 'better' means. But there have been no running time issues", he added.
It's well worth reading the full interview, where Taylor confirms one or two reshoots, and talks about working with Marvel. You can find it at Collider here.
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