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Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2013

Director Alan Taylor discusses ‘Thor The Dark World,’ not looking like ‘LOTR’ and Thor riding a horse

Alan Taylor discusses what fans can expect from forthcoming sequel Thor: The Dark World, with the director explaining how he has taken a more historical approach to the source material.

Alan Taylor on the set of 'Thor The Dark World'

Alan Taylor on the set of ‘Thor The Dark World’

“I love doing period stuff, and I was immersed in Game Of Thrones,” said Taylor SFX.

“I was lucky that Marvel seemed to have an appetite for that this time. They’d consciously steered away from that kind of thing in the first one.”

Marvel was avid about separating Thor from LOTR.

“They wanted to make sure they were distinguishing themselves from Lord Of The Rings, but by the time I came along it seemed like they were ready to embrace a slightly more historical attitude towards it.”

Taylor even reveals Thor rides a horse.

“In my mind this is an ancient, ancient culture that highly reveres the horse and the culture of the horse,” says Taylor. “We still use fountain pens because we think they’re really cool – it’s not like we all use laser pens. So I think there’s a living culture that keeps these things.

“To me the defining thing was that Thor is a superhero amongst many superheroes, but the thing that makes him different is the thing that should be featured in the movie. And that is that he’s also a warrior prince from an ancient culture.”

Directed by Taylor and co-starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman, Thor: The Dark World will open in the UK on 30 October 2013.

Source: SFX

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