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'Game of Thrones' Helmer in Talks to Direct 'Thor 2'

August 5, 2011 (5:03 am) GMT
Brian Kirk is being eyed for the job after he showed abilities to 'juggle large ensembles of actors and complex storylines in his TV projects', which include 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'Dexter'.
'Game of Thrones' Helmer in Talks to Direct 'Thor 2'

"Thor 2" is one step closer to getting a director. Marvel Studios are in early talks with Brian Kirk, whose works include "", "" and "", to see if he could take on the directing job for the follow-up movie to "".

According to Variety, Kirk is currently topping the list of filmmakers vying for the spot. It is said that he's been considered for the gig after showing his abilities to handle large ensembles of casts as well as complex storylines in his TV projects while also grounding the fantasy genre. Should he take the job, he'd be dealing with a large cast of Asgardians and creatures in the Norse mythology-set world.

"Thor 2" will bring back as the titular character. Don Payne, the screenwriter for "Thor", will provide the script for this sequel, while director Kenneth Branagh has opted not to return. This action adventure movie will be released in theaters across the United States after "", with a due date of July 23, 2013.

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