After a month in front runner status among the directing candidates for Thor 2, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures has officially confirmed that helmer Patty Jenkins (Monster) is the one who will be leading the follow-up into theaters. The announcement comes just a day after the studios shifted the sequel out of the summer line-up and into a release premiere of November 15, 2013.
The statement has also confirmed that Chris Hemsworth will be joined by his co-stars Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston. As before in last summer's installment, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige will be producing and screenwriter Don Payne has been charged with fleshing out the scripted adventure.
Producer Feige has already described the sequel's story by saying "We're going to take Thor literally to other worlds -It will primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds."