After the success of Kenneth Branagh's Thor in 2011, a sequel for the God of Thunder was quickly put into motion, with a quick turnaround of two years. The race was on to find a director with a passion for the project, which they did in Patty Jenkins. Her appointment was a big deal too: she would have been the first female director to helm a movie in the MCU.
Ultimately Jenkins' passion didn't align with Marvel's vision for the sequel, and so they parted ways, leaving Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor with the hefty, and hasty, task of putting together a cohesive sequel. What Taylor gave Marvel though, wasn't the movie we ended up with. Marvel executives, led by Kevin Feige, reworked the movie and requested an additional 35 days of reshoots to "fix" The Dark World.
For all its faults, there are some beacons of light though; Thor and Loki together remain the backbone of this trilogy, and then there was a special appearance at MCU Comic-Con in 2013 which really got audiences salivating....
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