Tom Hiddleston's villainous alter-ego Loki is set to get more screen time in Thor 2, director Alan Taylor has revealed.
The filmmaker said that new scenes are being made to show more of Tom's character in Thor: The Dark World, just months before its release.
"We realised how well Loki was working in the movie, and we wanted to do more with him. So it was that kind of thing, it was like, 'Oh, we could do this, we could jam this in here because he's such a wonderful guy to watch do his stuff'," he told Collider.
He added: "We continue to, what [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige calls, 'plus the movie', [with] new scenes being added even now. 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."
Alan - who is taking over from Sir Kenneth Branagh, who directed the first Thor - revealed the last-minute tinkering isn't new for Marvel.
"They will work down to the wire. Kevin Feige's always trying to make the film better, see if he can push it up," he said.
"I saw them do this on Iron Man 3, I saw them do it on Avengers; they have to kind of pry it out of Marvel's hands and put it up on screens because he never wants to stop improving things, so that's the phase we're in right now," he added.
Tom has already revealed that Loki will not appear in Joss Whedon's Avengers sequel, Age Of Ultron, telling Entertainment Weekly: "He's not in it. Here's the thing: I don't think there's anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers narratively."
Thor: The Dark World will be released in November 2013.