New Photos From THOR: THE DARK WORLD and Rumored Director Issues
There's a rumor going around the internet that Marvel isn't happy with director Alan Taylor and what he's done with Thor: The Dark World. According to a commenter named Ford A. Thaxton on Film Score Monthly, Thor composer Carter Burwell will not be involved with the film anymore...
FYI, I checked with a REALLY WELL INFORMED SOURCE and it was confirmed. Carter is off the film.
He then added:
It also appears so is the director who seems to have been asked to take a long vacation until AFTER the film opens. I've [heard] one replacement name being mentioned which would be a very interesting replacement and is a VERY TALENTED composer as well. We'll see if he gets the gig.
There's no confirmation of this, but apparently this Thaxton guy has a reputation for posting info that ends up being true. That doesn't mean this is true though. We've heard rumors like this before of studios not being happy with their directors and forcing them to take a leave of absence. But I seriously think in this case it isn't true. Everyone that's been involved with the movie has had nothing but good things to say about Taylor. So this rumor is hard to believe. I'm sure it will be debunked soon enough.
Anyway, I've included some scans from Empire Magazine (via: FirstShowing) featuring some new images from the film. They include new looks at Thor and the Dark Elves.
What are your thoughts on this recent rumor?
Thor battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
The film also stars Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, and Rene Russo. It comes out on November 8th.