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When you sign up for a Marvel movie, any precious notions you have about creative autonomy basically go out the window. Whether you're the director, an actor, an electrician or the guy who makes sure Samuel L. Jackson gets his cronuts, everyone is there to serve the Marvel universe and its fans. No more, no less. And while it's fun to think about [insert favorite auteur] getting a chance to make an R-rated movie about [insert gritty hero that no has heard of], it will basically never happen. But if you can give into that spirit of collaborative creation, then you'll probably be cool with someone stepping in to help on your movie. And that's just what happened to "Thor: The Dark World" helmer Alan Taylor. Faced with some story issues on the super sequel, there was only man who could save the day: Marvel guru and fanboy fave, Joss Whedon. “Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times, »


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