With four months to go before the premiere of Thor: The Dark World, it comes as a rather big surprise that the film's creative team still is writing and shooting additional scenes that may or may not be included in the final cut. At a stage of post-production where most directors are putting in the finishing brushstrokes and editing last-minute details, helmer seems to be working on some new scenes, especially ones involving , which suggests that we will be getting a bigger dose of Loki than was originally planned.
Despite recent rumors of a conflict between Taylor and Marvel Studios over the movie's running time (which the execs allegedly deemed excessive), apparently no such discrepancies ever existed. Taylor negated the canard himself:
There was a rumor out there that I was hanging onto a long cut, and Marvel wanted a shorter cut, and hilariously that was never an issue, because no one that I know has even… I don’t even know what the running time is. The changes going through now have nothing to do with running time.
The director also commented:
We’re doing full scenes... scenes that were not in the movie before. We’re adding scenes, creating scenes, writing scenes for the first time. It was just we realized how well Loki was working in the movie, and we wanted to do more with him.
Watch the whole video interview with Alan Taylor below:
Thor: The Dark World will premiere on November 8th.