Joss Whedon doesn't just deliver Marvel blockbuster ensemble action pieces, he's also been sticking around and cleaning up everybody else's messes on various Marvel sets too. Is your Marvel movie broken? Better call Joss!
Alan Taylor, Thor 2's director, revealed to SFX Magazine that Whedon was brought in to help out on troubling script areas.
"Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times. 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. 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.]
Or maybe we should just call Whedon "The Wolf," Pulp Fiction-style. Either way, can't wait to see what he changed. He definitely pulled out a great bit of humor from the character Thor in Avengers.
This isn't the first time Whedon bestowed his help upon the Marvel-verse — he was brought in to help iron out problems for Captain America: The First Avenger, too.