‘Thor: The Dark World’ Undergoing Reshoots to Add More Loki; Early IMAX Release Planned

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It’s definitely not too soon to start getting excited for Thor: The Dark World. The next major addition to Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe will not only see the return of the Norse god and his reunion with human astrophysicist Jane Foster, but also Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. The three form a fragile alliance in order to take on the much bigger threat of Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) and the Dark Elves.

Now there’s even less time to wait for Thor: The Dark World, as IMAX and Marvel have announced that the film will arrive in 3D IMAX theaters internationally on October 30th, more than a week ahead of its general release date. This puts the pressure on to get the film ready for release by then, as it seems that Thor: The Dark World hasn’t even finished filming yet.

Speaking in interview with Collider at Disney’s D23 Expo, Thor: The Dark World‘s director Alan Taylor gave some rapid-fire information about the ongoing production of the film, which is apparently still being shot despite the release date being less than three months away. Taylor said that Anthony Hopkins had been called back to shoot some scenes, and that he’s still working on getting the tone of the movie just right and ensuring that certain relationships “end the right way.” Could he be referring to the relationship between Thor and Jane or the one between Thor and Loki?

Not only are reshoots of scenes taking place, Taylor also revealed that scenes are still being written, and a new scene with Loki has already been added into the film. When asked where he was in the editing process, Taylor replied that he is “in the crazy, chicken running around with its head cut off phase,” which suggests that he’s feeling the increasingly urgent need to get the existing footage and the new footage that’s still being produced all cut together in time for release.

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On the other hand, last-minute shoots aren’t exactly a new phenomenon in the Marvel movie universe. Joss Whedon famously shot the post-credits shawarma scene in The Avengers after the film had already premiered. Taylor didn’t seem too worried about the continued shooting and editing, though:

“It’s a not uncommon procedure at Marvel. They’re amazing, they will work down to the wire. 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 this on ‘Avengers.’ They have to sort of come and pry the film out of Marvel’s hands to put it up on the screen, because he never wants to stop improving things.”

On another production, reshoots and rewrites this close to release might sound very ominous, but by the sounds of it, this is simply part of the process when it comes to making Marvel movies. Taylor explains that the reshoots and pick-ups aren’t being carried out because of things that were done wrong the first time round, but simply because Marvel reserves part of the film’s budget so that after seeing a rough cut improvements and tweaks can be made to “plus” the movie. In particular, he mentioned that Hiddleston is doing quite a few extra scenes, since Taylor and Feige “realized how well Loki was working in the movie and wanted to do more with him.”

Do you have faith in Kevin Feige’s approach to producing Thor: The Dark World, or does all this talk of reshoots and last-minute additions make you nervous?

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Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3D IMAX theaters worldwide from October 30th, 2013, and will be out on general release November 8th.

Source: Collider

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  1. I can’t help but feel like Loki is being reshot into the movie due to catering. A lot of people like how he was handled in the trailer, then we hear this news…

  2. ANOTHER old ass IM3 comment section?? Cmon ppl let it go you will live longer! it is NOT THAT BAD TO BE THIS MAD OVER AFTER 4 MONTHS! IT’s JUST NOT!

    I really thought this would be a Thoe TDW discussion but yet again The IM3 haters are out in force!
    I think SR should start banning people that get SO FAR OFF TOPIC it is sorry! GET OVER IT ALREADY!!!

    • The thing is that Iron Man 3 was such a bad movie that people cannot stop talking about how bad it was.

      • It was a great movie,everyone’s just pissed off about the Mandarin,you’re probably a fan of the MoS s*** happy that Marvel’s finally getting some hate

  3. LMAO a THOR TDW discussion!!

  4. Resorts are always a little unnerving, but as much as I didn’t like IM3 I really can’t say that it wasn’t put together extremely well. I just hope that Alan Taylor is as good as Shane Black in that sense

  5. reshoots*

  6. alright so I read an article from another cite that interviewed Hemsworth. He refers to Thor as a demi-god. Even Stark, in the Avengers, refers to him as a demi-god. The problem is, Thor from the comics and from actual mythology was a full fledged God.

    Does anyone know why the movie is changing his status? From what I have seen I, the movies have not really discuss his origin or his status. Did I miss something?

    • Also, Hulk throws Loki around like a rag doll and says “Puny God.” Inconsistency?

      • whats inconsistant ? Hulk gave his opinion about Loki. He looked down on him and smashed him Same did Tony when talking about Thor.

        It would be different if Shield or the government make an official statement in the movie.

        i think

  7. Super-excited for the movie altogether, and extra Loki scenes?
    They cannot possibly go wrong with those! I love Loki and Thor together! Their interactions are just pure magic, the chemistry between the actors is amazing, and I am still swooning over the latest trailer. It looks, sounds, feels and rumbles just right! As long as they don’t kill off LOKI, and end the Jane Foster arc properly, I will be one happy girl. Jane Foster was the only bad thing about the last movie, and I hope this will be character’s final run.
    I was disappointed with no LOKI is avengers2, but, I still think it is too early to worry about that, the way Loki stole the show at ComicCon, makes me feel that we will be seeing him much more in future, one way or the other.

    Not to step on any toes or twiddling thumbs here…
    I personally thought that IM3 was brilliant.
    It was a very strategically handled film, and after the vastness of the titanical spectacle that Avengers was, it was the just the right tone and story to bring back the viewers to the organic matter of what really makes a Hero.
    IronMan3 dealt superbly with emotional baggage, the constant conflict of a hero/anti-hero and villians who are not what they seem and seem what they aren’t. I think IM3 perfectly established the base for phase 2 to build upon, start off with a human story(IM3), move on the troubled gods (ThorTDW) and then get to the more complicated world of the Super-Soldier facing his past for the first time which will sincerely test his metal (CAP 2) introduce new heroes and then a perfect follow-up of Avengers2. I loved the end fight sequence of IM3 with all the suits, and I did not even know about the suits and it was still awesome. I loved the perfect red-herring, I never saw it coming.

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