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Thor 2 Gets A Director…Again

December 25, 2011

Alan Taylor has been chosen to direct Thor 2 following the sudden departure of Monster director Patty Jenkins a few weeks ago says THR.

Taylor beat out felow eps helmer of the hit cable TV series Game of Thrones

Marvel‘s original plan was to have Thrones Brian Kirk call the shots before he passed and Jenkins came in.

The first film’s leading lady Natalie Portman was “deeply upset by the decision” of Jenkins exit according to The Hollywood Reporter. Portman had strongly urged Marvel to hire the “Monster” director and when it happened the actress was re-engaged in the project. Contractractually bound to do the film the suits made sure she would be happy with the final decision.

At last report  the studio was “in the middle of hiring a writer when the Jenkins exit occurred“. Don Payne had written a draft and Sheldon Turner was among those being discussed to work on the script–but othe possible writers included, John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World), Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) and Pulp Fiction‘s Roger Avary. No word yet on that side of things

The sequel is expected to be on a larger scale than the first Thor film with double the amount of Asgardian characters and the inclusion of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) battling more mythical Norse creatures.

Thor 2 hits theaters in the on November 15, 2013.

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