‘Terminator Genisys’ Director Calls His Marvel Experience ‘Particularly Wrenching’

“That is something I hope never to repeat and don’t wish upon anybody else,” Alan Taylor says about helming “Thor: The Dark World”

“Terminator Genisys” director Alan Taylor has no desire to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after directing “Thor: The Dark World.”

“The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post, it turned into a different movie,” Taylor told Uproxx.

“So, that is something I hope never to repeat and don’t wish upon anybody else,” he continued. “[‘Terminator Genisys’] was not like that. The story we started telling is essentially the story we finished and are bringing out into the world. But there was a lot of collaboration, as there is going to be on something this big.”

Taylor also said he learned the hard way how much input he would have to take on big budget movies. “I’ve done two and I’ve learned that you don’t make a $170 million movie with someone else’s money and not have to collaborate a lot,” he said.

But making this latest film was not without its frustrations either. Taylor said he was not happy that trailer for “Genisys” revealed that John Connor is assimilated by Skynet in the new film.

“I know there was kind of a challenging calculus going on in the heads of those who market this thing to decide that this was the right thing to do,” he said. “They were concerned that people were misperceiving this as kind of a reboot, and none of us wanted to reboot two perfect movies by James Cameron. I think they felt they had to do something game-changing in how the film was being perceived.”

“Terminator Genisys” debuts in theaters on July 1.