Interviews are tricky things because a relatively neutral answer can be changed to be slanted negative or positive depending upon the context.
"Thor: The Dark World" director Alan Taylor has learned this the hard way regarding his comments regarding the mid-credits scene in this film that teases next year's "Guardians of the Galaxy".
In an interview a few weeks back, Taylor admitted he did not direct that scene and wasn't a fan of how it turned out:
"It's a different tone. I would have shot it differently. The sequence in the credits, I would say, is the only part of the movie where I'm happy to give the credit away."
Taylor's criticism was of the tone of the scene, which is jarringly different from the rest of the movie. Nevertheless it has been seen as a negative slap against 'Guardians' director James Gunn, something Taylor feels terrible about. He tells Moviebreak:
"I was saying something negative about James Gunn's work and I hate that. Everything that I've seen on 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is great and wonderful.
So... I'm new to this process. I had jetlag, so I really am sorry that it came out that way. I had sent James an email saying 'I love you and I respect you.'
Gunn himself is fine with all, saying on his Facebook: "Alan has apologized profusely both personally to me and to the press. He's a good guy."
Gunn had previously admitted the scene in question was quickly cobbled together and shot at the end of a second unit day in about two hours.