May 25, 2016  

'Thor 2' Locks Director Patty Jenkins, Release Date Moved to November 2013

October 14, 2011 (1:50 am) GMT
Replacing Kenneth Branagh who exited the sequel project last June, the 'Monsters' helmer will be the first female director to work for Marvel Studios.

"Thor 2" has finally found its new director. On Thursday, October 13, Marvel Studios officially confirmed that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to helm the sequel of "". Jenkins, who directed 2003's "" that helped win an Oscar, will be the first female director to work for Marvel.

Last September, it has been reported that Jenkins was in early talks to replace , who bowed out the project last June. She edged out other filmmakers who were also considered for the project, including Brian Kirk, who directed some episodes of HBO's "".

While Marvel confirmed the new director for "Thor 2", Walt Disney Pictures announced the new release date for the superhero film. After being planned to open in U.S. theaters on July 26, 2013, the forthcoming superhero movie is re-scheduled to arrive on November 15 the same year, just in time of the Thanksgiving week.

"Thor 2" will bring back , and to reprise their roles as Thor, Foster and Odin respectively. Screenwriter Don Payne will come back to provide the screenplay.

The plot of "Thor 2" is still kept under wraps. However, Marvel President Kevin Feige teased that the sequel would "take Thor literally to other world." He told Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming movie will "primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and how the new dynamic with his father (Odin) is working out as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Help Jimmy Kimmel Poke Fun at Hodor Twist
  2. Is Marriage on the Cards for Sandra Bullock and Boyfriend Bryan Randall?
  3. Chloe Grace Moretz Gets New Sweet Tattoo. See the Pic!
  4. 'Fear the Walking Dead' Star Frank Dillane Arrested Following Altercation With Security Guard
  5. Katherine Webb and NFL Star Husband AJ McCarron Welcome First Child
  6. George R. R. Martin Revealed Three Huge Twists to 'Game of Thrones' Producers. What Are They?
  7. Take a Look at Pink's Awkward Reaction When Her Celebrity Crush Johnny Depp Surprises Her
  8. Brad Pitt Saves Young Girl From Being Crushed by Excited Fans. See His Heroic Action!