‘Thor: The Dark World’ Director Is Unhappy with End Credit Sequence

Alan Taylor wants fans to know he did not direct the scene that comes midway through end credits. Which future Marvel character does it reveal?

Director Alan Taylor is unhappy with Thor: The Dark World's end credit sequence
Director Alan Taylor is unhappy with Thor: The Dark World's end credit sequence
With just a few short weeks left to go, its understandable that you might not want to hear anything else about Thor: The Dark World until you see the film for yourself. We already told you that the end credits will contain two scenes. One ties into a future Marvel movie, while the second is a callback joke to something seen earlier in the film (not unlike Marvel's The Avengers' Schwarma scene).

Today, we have some new information about these end credit stingers, or cookies as they are called in the business. Do not read any further if you want the mid-credit sequence to be a surprise.

Major Spoiler!

The mid-credit sequence for Thor: The Dark World sets up Guardians of the Galaxy, revealing a first look at a blonde haired Benicio Del Toro as The Collector. And guess what? Director Alan Taylor doesn't like it much. In fact, he wants fans to know that he had nothing to do with it, that he didn't direct it, and that he feels it does not fit the tone of his film at all.

"I absolutely did not [direct it]. I am very happy to not take responsibility."

When asked if Guardians of the Galaxy's director James Gunn directed the sequence, Alan Taylor seemed hesitant to answer.

"I wouldn't blame it on James Gunn...Er... I wouldn't attribute it to James Gunn... it's clearly his sets and his characters...I am very happy not to take responsibility for that..."

What seems to be the problem with this footage that doesn't even last more than three minutes?

"It's a different tone. I would have shot it differently. But I think it's cool that it reaches out and touches that other universe. That universe is coming. The Guardians universe is really cool and wacky...But that sequence in the credits, I would say, is the only part of the movie where I'm happy to give the credit away..."

Knowing that Alan Taylor is unhappy with the footage, Marvel's Kevin Feige confirmed that James Gunn was responsible for it. And that it was shot very recently, within the past three or four weeks.

Should we be worried for Guardians of the Galaxy? Probably not, as this is a quick scene that ties into a much bigger world. And apparently, it's a world that's quite different from Thor: The Dark World.

Thor: The Dark World was released November 8th, 2013 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

Sources: Bleeding Cool

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Comments (14)

  1. undeadslayer4

    @cheetoboy so they spoiler the ending for every marvel movie

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @Michael-Kolesik they do this every time

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Michael Kolesik

    It'll be fine, I'm sure

    1 year agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  4. It's CinemaZone!

    Nothing like a little conflict of interest to drum up interest. Fun info.

    1 year agoby @its-cinemazoneFlag

  5. David garcia

    A blond del Toro. Hmmmm.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  6. ed_wood

    Its a mid-credits teaser for a coming film, how does it mess with the tone of Thor? I'm pretty sure the world of Guardians is quite different than Thors.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  7. Ken451

    bet you it's the mandarin eating pita talking with rocket raccoon playin dominoes

    1 year agoby @Ken451Flag

  8. Josh

    He doesn't say it's bad, just that it's a different tone than the film he directed. No big deal; it's not part of the movie, just a tease for the future.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  9. Nickybarnes79

    In so many words it sucked!! Maybe it didn't fit into his film and throws it completely off

    1 year agoby @nickybarnes79Flag

  10. Cheetoboy

    I don't see why he's so disappointed, it seems like a great idea to have a mid credit scene that will link to GOTG.

    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  11. Brizzy

    I am more stoked for the GOTG than the Avengers movie to be honest.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  12. justatadmatt

    based on the footage that leaked a few months ago, I am absolutely STOKED for Guardians...

    1 year agoby @justatadmattFlag

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