|Thor: The Dark World (2013)|
Alan Taylor worked hard to balance the light and dark elements of Thor: The Dark World (also known as Thor: The Dark Kingdom). He told Screen Rant, "I think I went into it, and I thought my first task was to darken the world and deepen it and dirty it up a little bit. Um, I sort of felt like that was my mandate going in. And then as we started the process, I realized, 'Oops. Um, if we’re gonna darken it, if we’re gonna deepen it…we’d better make darn sure that it’s balanced on the other side.' Because the, you know, the key to the Marvel universe and the Marvel language that I was being assaulted by while I was making this movie -'cause 'Avengers' came out while we were starting it, and 'Iron Man 3' came out while we were finishing it – was you are screwed if you don’t also keep it funny and light on its feet at the same time. So it’s, it’s called 'The Dark World,' and there’s certainly dark currents in it, um, but, yeah, the humor was critical." Many of the scenes were moody and atmospheric and one of the artists that helped to bring that look to the screen was Peter Popken
Peter Popken is a professional concept and storyboard artist who's worked on Hollywood movies like Æon Flux (2005), Hugo (2011) and V for Vendetta (2005).
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