Thor : The Dark World might be in it’s last few stages before it’s November release, but the producers asked themselves an important question. Do we have enough Loki? Apparently not (Besides, you can never have enough of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Just saying). Director Alan Taylor has revealed that even though the movie has neared completion, they are still adding a few scenes particularly with Loki. Taylor had this to say :
“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… We realized 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.”
But it might be worth noting that this type of last minute scene additions are not new to Marvel. Iron Man 3 had a few scenes changed after the production had reached completion. In fact Marvel’s 2012 magnum opus The Avengers had it’s second post credit scene added the same way, after production had stopped and just a few months before the films release. Taylor had this to say about Marvel’s protocol:
“They will work down to the wire. [Marvel Studios head] Kevin Feige is always trying to make the film better, see if he can push it up. 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.”
So more Loki and more scenes for Thor 2? Good new Mortals! But one can’t help but wonder if any of the scenes being added has anything to do with Marvel’s (in)famous post credits scenes? Will we see Loki having a conversation with the Mad Titan Thanos? Or will Loki have a part to play in the creation of Ultron? While the former is more likely since Guardians of the Galaxy is next on the slate (and will definitely feature Thanos in some capacity), knowing Marvel anything is possible!