MCU has been relishing the sweet taste of success for the past decade. But there are some movies that the studios would rather keep buried. Thor 2 is one such instance. Despite its good scores and box office records, the movie doesn’t stand close to other MCU gems. But Alan Taylor, the director of Thor 2 is in favour of releasing his version of Snyder Cut.
The Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins was originally hired for Thor: The Dark World on Natalie Portman’s insistence. But Patty walked out midway as a result of creative differences. The studios then brought in Alan Taylor, best known for Game of Thrones and The Sopranos. It turns out that Taylor faced similar problems concerning studio interference.
Starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, Thor 2 was supposed to explore the history of Asgard. Christopher Eccleston appeared as the antagonist Malekith, who led his army of Dark Elves to defeat Thor and obtain one of the Infinity Stones. The outcome ended up focusing on neither Asgard nor the Dark Elves.
While discussing his original idea, Taylor said his piece possessed a magical essence. It would have allowed MCU to further dive into its fantasy aspect. Though now we have a New Asgard, Taylor’s fascinating Cut might be an opportunity to learn more about the mystical place (or people).
Alan Taylor In Favour Of Director’s Cut
Alan recently revisited his Marvel days during his interview with Inverse. When asked if he would be interested in releasing his Director’s Cut, Alan said,
“I was cheering for Zack Snyder when he was doing that and thinking, Will he pull this off? This is amazing. I think every director was kind of rooting for that. I would love to, I mean to. Can you imagine that? They give me however many millions of dollars they gave him to go back in. Yeah, I don’t think I’m going to get that phone call.”