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THOR 2 Director Found?

Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk to helm Thor 2?

By Jarrod Sarafin     August 05, 2011
Source: Variety


Chris Hemsworth as Thor wearing the helmet in this poster for Marvel's THOR(2011).
© Marvel Studios

The search may be over for the man to lead Walt Disney and Marvel's Thor sequel into theaters. Just a year after director Brian Kirk led three episodes of "Game of Thrones," Variety reports the two studios have entered discussions with Kirk to likely lead their next installment of the avenger. The director also has credits which include Dexter," "Luther" and "Boardwalk Empire." Don Payne is currently scripting out the story for the studios.

If Kirk gets pegged for the job, he would be bouncing his Thor story into theaters alongside another comic avenger. Much like this summer's line-up which had Thor strike theaters before Captain America, the sequel would be striking theaters after Iron Man 3 in the summer of 2013.

Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3, 2013.

Thor 2 arrives in theaters July 26, 2013.

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monkeyfoot 8/5/2011 8:00:14 AM

Thor director found? Was he drunk in an alleyway or something?

So far sounds good enough to me. Although a series director doesn't have alot of control of the look of the show, with GoT under his collar he has knowledge of doing fantasy type material and making it look right.

cinemaman72 8/5/2011 8:06:18 AM

No offense to Branagh, but this might be one time where a change of directors is actually an improvement. Game of Thrones was fantastic and he actually directed two of better episodes this past season (Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things & The Wolf and the Lion). I'm really stoked about this and hope that it happens. As good as Thor was, I think Kirk can take things to the next level.

Hobbs 8/5/2011 8:14:01 AM

As long as it's not McG I'm okay with it.

zipahead 8/5/2011 8:52:13 AM

yeah ...or Brett Ratner

violator14 8/5/2011 9:13:26 AM

I watched Thor again at my local Dollar theater last night. Almost forgot how amazing it was!!! Damn Natalie Portman is effing Effable.

Wiseguy 8/5/2011 1:04:08 PM

I was going to ask which episodes of GOT he directed but they were all masterful so it doesn't matter. Going by that alone he has my endorsement. If he y can bring some of that tension, intrigue and air of authenticity from GOT to THOR it's all good.

I loved Branagh and what he did with THOR. Was for him all the way. I just wish they would've rethought THOR's death and revival sequence, it was just too cheesy for an otherwise great film.

 

Muenster 8/5/2011 1:16:48 PM

Ah ha the games afoot..

Looks like Branagh is going to be a producer for Thor II.

SarcasticCaveman 8/5/2011 3:01:56 PM

 My favorite episode of GOT was when Tyrian is put on trial for conspiring to kill Ned's son...I couldn't help but think of Chunk in Goonies when he starts confessing his past crimes...LOL

goirish83 8/5/2011 4:16:20 PM

Fantastic news......GOT is by far one of the best shows on television, can't wait for next season.

InnerSanctum 8/6/2011 10:51:29 AM

 Curious what direction the next installment will take after Avengers.  I'd prefer it be a tale of Asgaurd and limit earth's/human's involvement to nill.  But, then they wouldn't have a love interest and might sell less McDonald's sodas.  A sequel is a great time for them to break out of the established superhero formula.  Either way, enjoyed the first one and looking forward to Thor assembling with earth's mightiest heroes.  

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