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Taylor: Whedon rewrote Thor script

Joss Whedon rewrote three scenes in Thor: The Dark World, director Alan Taylor has revealed.

Alan, who is taking the reins on the second film, admitted that the Avengers filmmaker had to be jetted over to the UK to do some urgent work on the script.

"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," the Game Of Thrones director told SFX magazine.

"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," Alan added.

Joss is writing and preparing to shoot The Avengers sequel, Age Of Ultron, but his contract with Marvel is thought to allow him to consult on the studio's other movies - and he previously had a hand in the Captain America: The First Avenger script.

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will reprise their roles of brothers Thor and Loki alongside Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson and Christopher Eccleston in The Dark World, which will be released on October 30.

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