Apparently there was recently some trouble in Asgard, but worry not my fellow Midgardians! Heimdall sounded his horn and called upon the great guardian of the Marvel universe, Joss Whedon! Upon being alerted of script issues on the isle of England, Whedon lept upon his eight legged horse and soared across the sky with his golden pen (mightier than any sword) held aloft.
As he arced across the firmament, the cast and crew of Thor: The Dark World (led by their bellicose director Alan Taylor) waited with bated breath. They shook with fear. Chris Hemsworth’s golden mane was soaked with tears. Scenes in the script were flawed! The writers would craft new version after new version, but it never worked! How would they ever get the film out by its Nov. 8 release date?
Finally Whedon arrived and with a few flicks of his wrist released a stream of organic, character driven banter. His mastery turned the pitfalls into glorious heights!
“Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times,” The platemail wearing director enthused. “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. Much more fun, much more surprising than what we had been trying to do.”
How wonderful life must be amongst the citizens of Marvel knowing that such a benign being shines his light upon them at all times, abeing willing to quest far and wide to ensure perfection, a being willing to lend a magical helping hand to those in need.
I have a few real person thoughts to add to this story.
I think it’s great that Whedon is so involved with the developments outside of his own work. He’s been intervening to maintain quality and continuity since Captain America and the results have been phenomenal. When I first heard this news, I was worried we might have another World War Z type situation on our hands. A movie that is close to finished but demands last minute rewrites that, while effective, make the tone of the movie a little jumbled.
I don’t think that will be the case here. Whedon is so great at making characters sound organic and hilarious while still carrying the plot forward. I have no doubt he was able to execute this as well. Do you have faith in Joss’s boundless power? Are you attending his church May 1, 2015 for Avengers 2? Did you like my story? Should I write a novel? Post suggestions below!
Source: Slash Filmby