If you needed any more proof that Joss Whedon truly is one of the superheroes he writes about, here's a fun little story from the set of Thor: The Dark World. In a new interview with SFX, director Alan Taylor revealed that Whedon had to be called to the set a few times to fix major issues that were going on with the script during production—a script that he didn't even write. Whedon had no involvement writing the screenplay for Thor's second installment, but he was still the one they all called for help, because that is just how talented he is.
Apparently, things got so messed up with the script at one point that Whedon even had to be airlifted in to help. As explained by Taylor:
“Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times,” laughs the director. “We had a major scene that was not working on the page at all in London, and he basically got airlifted in, like a SWAT team or something. He came down, rewrote the scene, and before he got back to his plane I sort of grabbed him and said, ‘And this scene and this scene?’ And he rewrote two other scenes that I thought had problems. Then finally we let go of him, he took off again, and we shot the scenes; and they were just much better and much lighter on their feet. Much more fun, much more surprising than what we had been trying to do. I can relate to guys who come out of the TV world, since that’s where I come from. And being able to land and work and solve a problem quickly… I really was grateful.”
Joss Whedon, to the rescue? If we could all just collectively agree to give Whedon this whole franchise and all the films that come with it, that would be totally OK and a probably great decision. He's already the one saving it anyway.