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Marvel Considering Monster’s Patty Jenkins To Helm Thor 2

Word surfaced just last month that Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk was in early talks for the sequel to Thor. Now, however, it appears as if Marvel is looking in another, somewhat surprising, direction.

Deadline contends the studio is close to making its selection, and it just may be Patty Jenkins, best known as the writer and director of Monster, the 2003 drama that earned Charlize Theron as Academy Award. Jenkins was also nominated for an Emmy Award for directing the pilot episode of AMC’s The Killing. She would be Marvel Studios’ first female director.

According to Variety, Kirk had been the frontrunner to succeed Kenneth Branagh, but withdrew after creative and financial issues arose during negotiations. Other contenders have reportedly included Breck Eisner (The Crazies), Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), James McTeigue (Ninja Assassin) and Noam Murro (300: Battle of Artemesia).

Thor, which opened in May, has grossed $447 million worldwide. Don Payne, who co-wrote the first film as well as Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, is tackling the screenplay for the sequel, set to open on July 26, 2013. Chris Hemsworth, who reprises his role as the god of thunder next year in The Avengers, will of course return for Thor 2.


  • Bruce Bluewood

    I hope in they will include the following characters in future Thor sequels:
    Balder, Beta Ray Bill, Frey, Hermod, Hercules, Hoder, Hrimhari, Idunn, Kelda, Thor Girl, Thunderstrike, Tyr, Valkyrie, Vidar, Volla, Zeus

    I look forward to seeing the following villains in future Thor sequels:
    Absorbing Man, Atum, Bloodaxe, Cobra, Desak, Ego the Living Planet, Enchantress, Executioner, Fafnir, Fenris Wolf, Grey Gargoyle, Hela, Karnilla, Kurse, Lorelei, Malekith the Accursed, Man-Beast, Mangog, Midgard Serpent, Mr. Hyde, Mongoose, Perrikus, Quicksand, Radioactive Man, Ragnarok, Seth, Surtur, Ulik, Wrecking Crew (Wrecker, Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball), Ymir, Zarrko

  • Jeff Kraschinski

    Bruce, I’d add Thanos to the villains, unless they want to save him for the Avengers… imagine a live-action Infinity War?

  • Wrich Printz

    So…Branagh said “No” or they were never going to use him for the second one?

  • Mauricio Ariel Portnoy

    madre santa, that could be great… but some of the hey players of the infinity war are still in the development project status or not even that

  • Mauricio Ariel Portnoy

    god how much i give to see a thunderstrake movie with a really heavy metal soundtrack

  • Bdwdesign

    Good choice! Bring her on…as for the story? No earth please…bring on Enchantress and Executioner being played with by Loki and starting Ragnorok releasing Surtur…

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  • Anyone

    Branagh said early on he wasn’t going to direct the sequel. It was all him.