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Joss Whedon rewrote troublesome scenes in Thor: The Dark World

As well as having to rustle up a spectacular sequel to The Avengers , it's easy to forget that Joss Whedon is also a creative consultant for all of Marvel's big-screen productions.

That role recently called him into play on Thor: The Dark World , with director Alan Taylor revealing how Whedon was flown to the London set to help out with a couple of tricky scenes!

"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."

Sounds like Whedon is becoming something of a superhero himself over at Marvel. Thor: The Dark World will open in the UK on 8 November 2013.

George Wales
George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.