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THOR 2 Director Search Over?

Monster director Patty Jenkins targeted for Thor sequel.

By Jarrod Sarafin     September 23, 2011
Source: Deadline


Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) in battle on the set of Marvel's THE AVENGERS(2011).
© Walt Disney, Marvel

It looks like we may have our incoming director for Marvel Studios' Thor sequel. With Kenneth Branagh deciding not to return for a big Hollywood tent pole affair, the search has been on for the right man or woman to sit in the director's chair for the follow-up adventure which is set to strike theaters July 26, 2013. That search may be at an end, with Deadline reporting that Patty Jenkins is the front-runner at the moment and close to being named by Marvel and Walt Disney Pictures.

Jenkins is best known from her efforts in helming Monster, a 2003 movie which gained Charlize Theron an Oscar. Ever since the film, she's focused mainly in the television medium by shooting episodes of "Arrested Development", "Entourage" and the pilot for AMC's "The Killing."

If the director receives the gig, she will be leading the production based on a screenplay by Don Payne. Lead star Chris Hemsworth has already committed to returning into the lead role and was recently seen playing Thor on the set of next summer's The Avengers.

As far as story for the sequel is concerned, all we have to go on so far is Marvel chief Kevin Feige's brief thoughts to EW today.

"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.”

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FerretJohn 9/23/2011 2:49:38 AM

I don't know, part of me is wondering how Thor would come out if Tarantino directed him

Darkknight2280 9/23/2011 4:18:32 AM

It would come out looking like shit and i really dont want to see his strange meth head face in Thor at all!

larkcall 9/23/2011 4:54:40 AM

I think it would be cool to see the Norse gods walking like the bunch of Reservoir Dogs with the clasic Little Green Bag playing!

axia777 9/23/2011 5:01:49 AM

Monster was a great movie so hearing it's director is on the job is very good news.  I look forward to the next movie.  They sure do have tons and tons of materials to draw from that is sure!  :D

jackwagon 9/23/2011 5:17:44 AM

Wait a minute...what happened to the guy who had directed a couple episodes of Game of Thrones?  I'm blanking on his name at the moment, but there were reports that he would be directing Thor 2.

hanso 9/23/2011 6:28:26 AM

Why don't you go back to your home on Whore Island!?

mtaffer 9/23/2011 6:33:18 AM

Seems like the director has a good pedigree with past projects, so this could turn out well.

 

axia777 9/23/2011 6:36:55 AM

Hanso, what the hell was that?  Just wondering.

Wiseguy 9/23/2011 6:38:46 AM

I have the same question as jackwagon, what happened to the cat from Game of Thrones. Anyway this isn't a done deal

This is a huge step up for this chick if she gets the gig. Anyway I have liked most of Kevin Feige's choices so far for the Marvel films, he seems to have a knack for making good even if unconventional choices

monkeyfoot 9/23/2011 7:23:55 AM

I know nothing about her and looking at her IMDB profile doesn't suggest she is versed in this type of genre but who knows.

Usually how this works is that word goes out for directors for a property and their agent sends in their name if they want it. The director kind of has to do a presentation to the producers of what they want to do and they are the right one to do it. Maybe she gave a great stand-up. Maybe she is a big comic fan. Maybe her price is right. Another wait & see.

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