Marvel Hiring 'Monster' Director Patty Jenkins to Helm 'Thor' Sequel?
Back in August we learned that Marvel was looking at TV director Brian Kirk, who has helmed various episodes of "Game of Thrones," "Dexter," and "Boardwalk Empire," to sit in the director's chair for Thor 2. Well, now Variety has word that Monster director Patty Jenkins is in early talks helm the sequel after the first film's director Kenneth Branagh opted not to return to the Marvel franchise. Yet again Marvel Studios is bringing in another director without much tentpole or action experience for an anticipated superhero film, and just like Branagh being hired for the first film, Jenkins is quite an interesting choice.
Keep in mind that this isn't a done deal yet, so Jenkins could very well end up not directing the sequel (Kirk walked away due to creative and financial issues), but apparently the talks are very serious. In addition to directing Monster, Jenkins has also helmed episodes of "Entourage" and "Arrested Development," not to mentions receiving an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot of the AMC crime drama series "The Killing." As for Thor, the sequel is already set for release on July 26th, 2013 with a script from Don Payne (who wrote the first film) and Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman all set to return.