Veteran director Alan Taylor is currently riding high from the promotional tour of his new film The Many Saints of Newark, but that doesn’t mean he’s unwilling to revisit moments from his past. In a recent interview with Inverse, the filmmaker once again discussed his history working with Marvel Studios, a collaboration that resulted in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Taylor, who was selected to helm the second Thor feature after impressing the studio with his work on shows like Game of Thrones, shared his original cut of the story. The director has hinted at a plot that involved more “wonder”, and now, he thinks he’s like to see it come to fruition.
I was cheering for Zack Snyder when he was doing that and thinking, Will he pull this off? This is amazing. I think every director was kind of rooting for that. I would love to, I mean to. Can you imagine that? They give me however many millions of dollars they gave him to go back in. Yeah, I don’t think I’m going to get that phone call.Alan Taylor
It would seem the experimental “Snyder Cut”, a full-length re-release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, has given Taylor the spark he needed to find interest in going back to revisit his work with Marvel. In the same interview, he acknowledged his massive respect for Marvel boss Kevin Feige and the success of the MCU since his days with the company. While The Dark World doesn’t quite have the same widespread fanbase as Justice League, it would still be interesting to see what the original version of that story looked like. Unfortunately, with the MCU’s tightly woven web of interconnectivity already moving well beyond the year 2013, it seems unlikely Feige and crew would be willing to go back and change anything. Still, one never knows what the future may hold.