Marvel’s been a gossip magnet over the past few weeks, starting with those money squabbles with THE AVENGERS cast and now with news that THOR: THE DARK WORLD director Alan Taylor is in the dog house. We haven’t nabbed any specifics on the matter, just a brief comment from a trusted source of CBM‘s, who states the following about both the composer and the director:
“FYI, I checked with a REALLY WELL INFORMED SOURCE and it was confirmed. Carter is off the film. It also appears so is the director who seems to have been asked to take a long vacation until AFTER the film opens. I’ve head one replacement name being mentioned which would be a very interesting replacement and is a VERY TALENTED composer as well. We’ll see if he gets the gig.” – Ford A. Thaxton
If this is true, I wonder why Marvel’s so damn pissed off? Based on the trailer, THOR: THE DARK WORLD looks like the most serious MCU film to date, which is a welcome change of pace in their joke-filled world. But then again, if we judged the quality of films based on their trailers, Daredevil would be an all time classic.
What do you think of the matter? Is Marvel starting to crumble under their mantra of “PAY CHEAP! CONTROL EVERYTHING!”, or are they simply suffering from mean rumors on the interwebs?
Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo & Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962. “Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios.