A few weeks after bringing in veteran TV series director Alan Taylor to helm Thor 2, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures have tasked a new scribe for some rewrites of Don Payne's original draft. Deadline reports that writer Robert Rodat ("Falling Skies," Saving Private Ryan) has come on board the production to touch up on the original script turned in last year, with the studio still hoping to begin shooting the pic by next summer.
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston have been confirmed as returning to star in the next adventure. Actress Jamie Alexander also sat down with MTV Movies recently and revealed that she will be returning to the role of Sif as well.
"I'm a comic book nerd at heart, so I'd like to see the relationship between Thor and Sif progress. Whether or not they do that, we're not sure yet. We'll see. I think that element will be in there, but I don’t know how much."
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."
Thor 2 arrives in theaters November 15, 2013.