Thor 2‘s director recently apologized for slamming the film’s mid-credits sequence.
Since Marvel loves tying all of their films together, Thor: The Dark World features an end credits scene that bridges the gap between the Thor’s latest adventure and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. If you’ve seen any Marvel movie in the past few years, then you’re already familiar with how this concept works.
However, Thor 2 director Alan Taylor wasn’t exactly thrilled with the scene the studio decided to tack onto the end of his recent box office hit. According to Worst Previews, the filmmaker didn’t have many positive things about Gunn’s sequence.
“It’s a different tone. I would have shot it differently. That sequence in the credits, I would say, is the only part of the movie where I’m happy to give the credit away,” Taylor recently explained.
Someone at Marvel must have told Taylor that slamming Gunn’s scene was kind of tacky. Shortly after he made the remarks, the director decided to calm the waters by issuing an apology.
“I was saying something negative about James Gunn’s work and I hate that. Everything that I’ve seen on “Guardians of the Galaxy” is great and wonderful. So… I’m new to this process. I had jetlag, so I really am sorry that it came out that way. I had sent James an email saying ‘I love you and I respect you,” he said.
Joblo explains that James Gunn recently accepted Taylor’s apology and is ready to move on. He also dropped a few details about the Thor 2 mid-credits scene he directed.
Gunn wrote on Facebook:
“Alan has apologized profusely both personally to me and to the press. He’s a good guy. 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.”
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presently scheduled to hit theaters on August 1, 2014. Since Thor 2 made a killing at the box office over the weekend, chances are Marvel won’t hesitate to put a third installment into development. Chris Hemsworth recently discussed where the story could head next.
The actor told Screen Rant:
“I think what’s good about this is that each time, with the Avengers, we sort of made it difficult to separate them each time there’s some sort of conflict it’s like where’s the rest of the team? And I liked that Thor has another universe or the universe to sort of take care of and keep him occupied. I think that in the comic book the sort of end of days, Armageddon aspect is probably the direction in which it will all head in. Where it’s sort of the end of all things and there’s obviously no script or anything when I read the comic books I thought it was an interesting way to go.”
What did you think about the Thor 2 mid-credits sequence?
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