Having made his name on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” director Alan Taylor made the jump to big screen filmmaking with “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013 and this Summer returns with yet another major studio blockbuster – “Terminator Genisys”.
This week, whilst promoting the latter’s release this week, he expressed unhappiness with the former when asked to compare the experience shooting both these projects. He tells Uproxx:
“They were very different. I’ve done two and I’ve learned that you don’t make a $170 million movie with someone else’s money and not have to collaborate a lot.
The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post it turned into a different movie. So, that is something I hope never to repeat and don’t wish upon anybody else.
This [Terminator] was not like that. The story we started telling is essentially the story we finished and are bringing out into the world. But there was a lot of collaboration, as there is going to be on something this big.”
Though not seen as the worst, “Thor: The Dark World” is considered one of the weaker Marvel Studios films amongst critics. How much of the film was changed by Marvel, we probably will never know.