Thor: The Dark World

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World EP Craig Kyle Moves to Screenwriting

Kyle set to transition to fulltime screenwriting, co-write next installment of Thor with Christopher Yost!

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Longtime fans of Marvel comics will recall seeing Craig Kyle's name as writer on beloved series such as X-FORCE and NEW X-MEN, but more recently Kyle has devoted his time to producing Thor's first two big screen adventures in Marvel's "Thor" and "Thor: The Dark World." Now, Kyle will return to writing once more as he transitions from his role as SVP of Production and Development at Marvel Studios to become a fulltime screenwriter, beginning by co-writing the script to the next installment of Thor with longtime collaborator Christopher Yost.

"I am proud of Craig and have enjoyed working with him over these past years," said Kevin Feige, Producer of "Thor: The Dark World." "His creative instincts have helped shape 'Thor' and 'Thor: The Dark World' at every level of the filmmaking process. The entire team at Marvel is very happy to continue collaborating with Craig as he continues as a screenwriter working with Christopher on the forthcoming chapter of Thor's adventure."

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World

Craig Kyle served as Executive Producer on Marvel's Thor: The Dark World
Most recently, Kyle served as Executive Producer on "Thor: The Dark World," for which Yost also co-wrote the screenplay. The film, which opened November 8, 2013, has become Marvel Studios' third highest grossing film behind only "Marvel's The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3."

Kyle began his career at Marvel Studios in 2001 as the sole Creative Executive for the company's animation division. In 2003, he co-created the character X-23, an adolescent female clone of Marvel's popular character Wolverine. She was introduced into the comic book mainstream a year later, becoming one of the most popular new characters from Marvel over the last decade. Craig has developed, produced and written numerous animated series and oversaw the development and production of Marvel's original animated direct-to-DVD projects including "Ultimate Avengers: I & II," "Invincible Iron Man," "Hulk VS," "Next Avengers," "Doctor Strange," "Planet Hulk" and "Thor: Tales of Asgard." During his many years with Marvel, Craig co-wrote a series of top selling X-Men comics including NEW X-MEN, X-23: INNOCENCE LOST and X-FORCE with Christopher Yost. Kyle was promoted to SVP of Production and Development of Marvel Studios' live-action division five years ago.

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godofmischief-dot-org
godofmischief-dot-org

There were many aspects of Thor 2 I was disappointed in (the editing - too disjointed at times from one scene to another. Not enough character development for Thor and Loki. Too much Darcy. Too many one-liners. Jane finding the Aether and the wormhole from Svartalfheim to Earth was far too convenient. I could go on but I'll stop now...) 


But for all that I can whinge, I'm absolutely looking forward to Thor 3. I just hope they make a better job of the story this time around. With Thor 2, it felt like they were trying too hard to please no-brainer movie-goers who don't care about the story and just want a good action flick. This time, I hope they can try and stay true to their fans and give us a richer insight into Marvel's interpretation of the nine realms, and the characters we love.

DOOMfan
DOOMfan

Oh go ahead. The entire thing is already ruined by "TDW". There's no way back. Thor is an overgrown teen who doesn't give a damn about his realm, his people and friends, and leaves all of it for a girlfriend he's known for a couple of days give it or take it and who, apparently, couldn't even shower without him for years. Nothing can fix it now.

I'm usually okay with a bit of romance in the movies but this one is the worst, the most tasteless romance in the history of superhero movies, imho. I don't think I'm going to watch the third instalment if they don't get rid of it.

Jamie Alexander and Chris Hemsworth could've done so much better than that (Thor and Sif have always been awesome together in comic books and I'm sure the both actors would've been able to pull it off), if MCU absolutely can't live without including romances in their movies.

The whole film was disappointing except for a few good scenes which didn't save it nonetheless. It was as bad as its poster.

Really, Thor deserves better, and Hemsworth deserves better as well, but I don't suppose they see it so I don't find Thor-3 worth waiting for.

TheFreakzter
TheFreakzter

nothing but criticism and hate from people who can't write or act worth a damn.

CaConi
CaConi

After the Dark World, another Thor movie just scares me.  The Dark World was a disjointed mess that seemed to try and turn itself into a comedy.  Some well placed humor is one thing, but jeez guys, get a clue.

Also do NOT want to see this turn into a Loki movie with a cameo by Thor!!!

Jarnaxa83
Jarnaxa83

If it's another rom-com, Jane Foster in nearly every moment of the film making stupid, cardboard faces, horrible romance, shoved down my throat, NO actual Thor as a main character I wanted to see, good actors wasted on stupid scenario (I felt bad for Eccleston, Hopkins, Skarsgård, Russo, Jamie Alexander and Tom Hiddleston for taking part in that crap), I won't touch it with a ten-foot pole even if I've been a big fan of Thor for many years and even liked the first film (the extended version). Thanks for ruining it for me, Disney. 

After that failure they call 'success' I can't help but feel disappointed they are actually going to film the third part.

Jane tends to 'accidentally' find banished gods, caves with signals, Aether... What are they going to do next to force the character into the story and make it even more insufferable? 

Oh, I know, they probably need more stupid humouros scenes that take part right after tragic events. And don't forget even more horrible narration, plot entirely based on lucky accidents, and plot holes; we need them, too.

Merem
Merem

Let face it, the acting on behalf of Hemsworth and Hiddleston and a few others, was superb with the script they were given. I personally felt the acting was not so great with Portman, as well as Anthony Hopkins.. is he just showing up, doing some lines and leaving? Does he have a clue what's going on? Odin almost seemed to be going senile in Thor 2 yet Thor leaves him? Makes no sense. Also, comedic relief is ONE thing.. building a story around one liners is NOT good writing. If the joke fits in, fine, but don't write the jokes first and then try to write around them. 
I anticipated the release of Thor 2 to be something wonderful. It was sadly disappointing, save for the performances of Hemsworth and Hiddleston which are always a pleasure to watch. Great chemistry. That being said, NO chemistry between Portman's character and Thor. It's "high school". Really. Get rid of it. She's not funny. She's the annoying girlfriend. 

beeaey
beeaey

i loved the acting of the first thor. kenneth branagh really brought together a great ensemble of actors, especially hemsworth and hiddleston. but with all great acting aside, the actions were pretty bland.


thor the dark world, however, had great action sequences. poor acting, though. subpar. even from odin himself. what a shame. 


the third thor would probably be about ragnarok. about darn time they show muspelheim and surtur.  


it'd be nice if they show less of midgard and focus on other realms in the yygdrasil this time around.


and get ridley scott to direct this one. 

Merem
Merem

 Well, let's hope they do a better job with the writing of a believable storyline this time than they did in Thor, Dark World. (I'm referring to, of course, the fact that it is completely unbelievable and out of character for Thor to leave his elderly, ailing father ALONE on Asgard after two major family deaths,(at least as far as Thor knows Loki is dead too), to run off and be with is girlfriend on Earth!! Ridiculous! Thor 1 didn't mourn Loki's death, they threw a party. Thor 2, he Thor just leaves? To be with Jane? Seriously? They need to get rid of Jane. They don't need a sappy love interest to make the movie better or the plot any better. It's annoying. Avengers didn't have a "love interest" and it was the best film ever for Marvel. 


orangehiddles
orangehiddles

Oh God!!! I'm super excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^

jemurr
jemurr member

YAY THOR 3!!!! Any release date yet?

DOOMfan
DOOMfan

@TheFreakzter

1. What? You mean you have to be a genius actor or a screenwriter to see depth and logic in a bad, shallow, overrated movie?

2. I hate to count other people's money, but for all those millions they get they could've at least tried to make a good movie and pretend to be acting, because a superhero movie *can* be deep, remarkable and at as flawless as an entertaining movie can be. The criticism is perfectly justified. Thor is one of the best Marvel characters and deserves better than "TDW" comedy.

3. Not all of us here are from English-speaking countries for you to judge how good others can write and especially act by how their comments are written.

CaConi
CaConi

@Jarnaxa83 Good point.  Why did they even pay someone like Eccleston?  For all that they used his talents, they could've just gotten some high school drama student...

tomvd1
tomvd1

@Merem

Totally disagree. If you read the comics, you will see that Thor/Dr. Donald Blake, had a relationship with Jane Foster. I also like the "love interest"relationships. Like Tony and Pepper and Thor and Jane.


I think this is a problem that goes back to Thor's first appearance in Journey Into Mystery back in the '60s. It was never made explicitly clear if Don Blake was a normal human who inherited the power of Thor, if Don Blake was a construct created by Odin to trap Thor inside until he learned humility, if Don and Thor were two distinct, independent beings who swapped places when the cane was tapped, or something else entirely.


I personally thought both Thor's, Iron Man's, Captain America and Avengers were all great. Saw each of them at least 6 times in the theatre.


One thing, IMHO, Marvel has got the science of making these movies down. Proved with Thor, Iron Man, Cap and the Avengers.


And to top it off, I just turned 60 and can't wait for the next one, Captain America- The Winter Soldier.


Keep 'em comin Marvel!!!!



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Merem
Merem

@tomvd1 @Merem Post script to my last reply.. it didn't keep me from seeing it 3 times. Avengers 6 times in the theater Iron Man 3, twice. :)

Merem
Merem

@tomvd1 @Merem  LOL. I guess we're going to agree to disagree on this on Tomvd1. I do realize there was a love interest for Thor/Don in the comics.. I guess I just don't like the way it's being portrayed in the films. I think after Thor 2, we've seen enough of it. I think she as a moral can now die off or something and allow Thor to go back where he's needed, where he belongs. I want to see LESS of Earth and MORE of other worlds in the next Thor. 

Really looking forward to the next installment, Winter Soldier, but my confidence in Marvel's writers is shaken a bit. Coming off of Avengers and Iron Man 3, I was expecting SO much from Thor 2 and left so unsatisfied. 

tomvd1
tomvd1

@Merem@tomvd1 Yup, one of those agree to disagree. I like Natalie Portman as an actress and I like the relationship stuff. May be a sap, but it keeps me young at heart. I also feel the opposite about wanting to see more "other worlds", I want to see Thor kick some butt on earth. He rocked on the Avengers. I was actually hoping to see him take on the Dr. Blake persona and see him as a physician, working with patients in his office. I respect your thoughts, my friend, but I cannot get enough of every one of these films and do like what the writers are doing. No dissatisfaction here, only when the film was over.  Thor 2, was even better than Thor 1, IMHO. I'll be first in line when the Blue Ray is released. Damn, these stories get me as excited as I was back in the 60's, getting a fresh new comic and savoring each panel.


Hiddleston and Hemsworth have the perfect chemistry and I hope they develop that, even more.


Glad to hear that even though you were disappointed, you went back to see again...