‘Thor: The Dark World’ Director is Unhappy With Its Post-Credits Scene

By October 24, 2013
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Last week some individuals lucky enough to attend an advanced screening of  Thor: The Dark World  leaked word that the film would have two post-credit scenes. Although fans were thrilled to hear this, apparently director Alan Taylor is not too happy about them. Or at least one of them. I guess a spoiler alert is in effect, so if you don’t want to know what the teaser scene is, then stop reading now.

Surprise, surprise the scene in question is a tie-in to Marvel’s next movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. Yay! That is, unless you’re Taylor.

Here’s the snippet of the interview Taylor recently did with Bleeding Cool regarding the post-credit scene:

BC: So, while we’re talking about this film’s connections to the rest of the Marvel universe I have to ask, did you shoot the tag at the end?

AT: By tag do you mean the middle thing, the one in the middle of the credits?

BC: I mean the one in the middle.

AT: I absolutely did not. I am very happy to not take responsibility.

BC: So was that James Gunn?

AT: I wouldn’t blame it on James Gunn.

BC: Blame?

AT: Er… I wouldn’t attribute it to James Gunn… it’s clearly his sets and his characters…

BC: So you’re not quite comfortable with it?

AT: I am very happy not to take responsibility for that…

BC: It’s a different tone for sure, huh?

AT: It’s a different tone. I would have shot it differently. But I think it’s cool that it reaches out and touches that other universe. That universe is coming. The Guardians universe is really cool and wacky… but that sequence in the credits, I would say, is the only part of the movie where I’m happy to give the credit away…

Wow wee. It’s always fascinating to me when people publicly slam even a small detail about a project they’ve worked on. Personally, I kind of have mixed feelings on this one. I’m a fan of post-credit scenes, but I can see how having a comical scene after what is expected to be a darker-toned film might be a bit disconcerting to the director. Maybe the solution would have been to have Taylor more involved in creating the teaser, although I don’t know how much that would have helped, since in Taylor’s mind at least, the two films are  clearly mismatched. Don’t worry, Alan. We’ll only blame you for the what happens in the main section of Thor: The Dark World, haha.

Ultimately though, I think the fans want it and Marvel movies in particular are so fan-driven it makes sense to give them the Guardians of the Galaxy teaser that they’ve been waiting for pretty much since Iron Man 3.  

What do you think of Taylor’s public griping? Are you still looking forward to these post-credit scenes? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.