Marvel has made a habit of teasing future movies with extra scenes that take place after the credits. Iron Man 2 hinted at Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor teased The Avengers, you know the drill.
Well, it turns out that director Alan Taylor is unhappy with the post-credits tease at the end of Marvel’s upcoming Thor: The Dark World. “I am very happy not to take responsibility for that,” he told Bleeding Cool’s Brendon Connelly.
Now, I won’t spoil it for you, but Taylor spoke about the scene and his comments do reference which upcoming Marvel movie it ties into, so if you don’t want to know what happens at all, stop reading now.
The film has two after-credits scenes and when Bleeding Cool asked Taylor about the first one, he dropped a reference to Guardians of the the Galaxy, but not in a good way.
BC: So you’re not quite comfortable with it?
AT: I am very happy not to take responsibility for that…
BC: It’s a different tone for sure, huh?
AT: 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…
After BC asked Taylor whether the scene was helmed by Guardians director James Gunn, he replied, “Er… I wouldn’t attribute it to James Gunn… it’s clearly his sets and his characters…”
I’m a little puzzled how Taylor could be so unhappy with the scene since Thor seems like the perfect movie to tease the sci-fi elements of Guardians. And let’s be honest, that sequence will be a minute of a two-hour movie.
You can decide for yourself when Thor: The Dark World opens Nov. 8.