If you haven’t seen Thor yet, or don’t want to be spoiled about the post-credit scene, click away now.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Thor actor Stellan Skarsgård revealed that Kenneth Branagh wasn’t the only director on set. Joss Whedon in fact, director of the upcoming Avengers film from Marvel, did a scene of his own for the film – the post-credits scene.
“That was just a couple of months ago. I was happy to meet Sam[uel L. Jackson] again,” Skarsgård said. “I flew over there and went down into a basement, talked to Sam a couple of minutes and then went back home.”
Nothing really of note there, right? Until the interviewer asked, “Was that with Ken Branagh?” And Skarsgård replied, ”No that was with a director Joss Whedon, who’s doing The Avengers.”
Very interesting. So it looks as if Whedon got his trial run with Marvel shooting part of Thor. It could also be proof that the cosmic cube we saw in the post-credit scene will be a plot device in Whedon’s film and not a sequel to Thor or any of the other Marvel films coming out before then.
Skarsgård also mentioned he’d start filming on The Avengers very soon. “I know what’s going to happen to my character in that film but I’m not allowed to say anything because then I’ll have to sell my house to pay the fines.”
Look for The Avengers in theaters May 4, 2012.