Like The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World has not one but two scenes after the credits roll, and director Alan Taylor is not a fan of one of them. The scene that appears mid-credits is the problem.
Mild spoiler follows: It shouldn't surprise anyone to learn the scene is a tie-in to Marvel's next movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, but Taylor is not a fan of it. The director discussed the issue in an interview with Bleeding Cool:
BC: So was that James Gunn?
AT: I wouldn’t blame it on James Gunn.
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…
I'm certain the tone is somewhat different, but I'm not sure what the problem here is. It's not the scene is being forced into the movie proper, it's just an Easter Egg in the middle of the credits. Besides, I'm 99% certain Marvel fans and movie-goers will enjoy as a tiny preview for people to get ready for the next movie — I'm not sure how it could possibly hurt the rest of Thor 2.
Besides, although Thor's a god, he's still a god in that weird Marvel/Jack Kirby science-is-magic kind of way — Asgard is a lot closer in tone to the science fiction of Guardians of the Galaxy than anything else in the Marvel movie-verse so far. Anyone else see an issue here?
[Via Cinema Blend]