Not That it Matters, But Joss Whedon Directed That Thor Easter Egg Scene

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If you’ve seen “Thor”, you already know what happens at the end of the film, post-credits. If you haven’t, and for some reason are still waiting to see the movie (sheesh, it’s only been out what, for three weeks now?), then consider the below SPOILERS. You have been warned.
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So, at the end of “Thor”, there is a minute-long scene where Professor Selvig (played by Stellan Skarsgard) meets up with SHIELD’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who has something to show Selvig. It is eventually revealed that Selvig was being manipulated by Loki (Tom Hiddleston), believed dead at the end of “Thor”, but let’s face it, villains don’t die in comic books, and they certainly don’t die in comic book movies.

I think most people assumed that Kenneth Branagh, the director of “Thor”, also directed that easter egg scene above. But according to Skarsgard, who tells Empire that it was actually Joss Whedon, and that they shot the scene only a “few months ago”, probably to ensure that the secret didn’t leak out to the Interwebs so quickly.

The scene itself isn’t so outstanding that it really matters who directed it, but you know, in case you were wondering, it was Whedon, who is currently directing “The Avengers”, a movie that will feature Selvig, Fury, and Loki.

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  • Juggernaut

    I think it does matter. It shows that Whedon can deliver something within the already constructed realm of these Marvel produced films. He seemed to have captured the tone and look perfectly, albeit for only a minute or so. Hopefully he can bring the same to the Avengers full length film.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I think he means to most people. But i agree with you. It really showed that he got what was going on, and he shot it well. I like the way they showed the manipulation.

  • Bam 86

    I think that you should mention (to us mere mortals) that Josh Whedon is the director of The Avengers, so at least I think it’s a big deal!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I think he’s counting on most to already know that. I mean that part isn’t exactly news.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Happy, mere mortal?

  • Shazam!

    Dear Mere Mortals,

    If you direct your eyes to the final paragraph/sentence of the actual article you will notice that the information you were requesting is mentioned there. In the future I would suggest you read the entire article and not simply the title before posting a comment.

    Regards,

    Captain Obvious

    p.s. you’re the guy who answers all 8 of the questions on tests when they only ask you to answer 3 aren’t you?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Sorry, but that’s my fault, I added that last part in after he complained. :D

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Sorry, but that’s my fault, I added that last part in after he complained. :D

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Lmao! That was too good Shazam!

      Sent on the go.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Lmao! That was too good Shazam!

      Sent on the go.

    • Juggernaut

      Haha. Nothing like biting sarcasm to set em’ straight!

    • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

      excuse me, but around my school I am know as ‘Captain Obvious’