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'Saving Private Ryan' Writer Robert Rodat to Rewrite Marvel's 'Thor 2'

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January 10, 2012
Source: Deadline

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After having trouble locking down a director, which left both Brian Kirk and Patty Jenkins out in the wind, Marvel seems to finally be getting Thor 2 on track with TV director Alan Taylor stepping up to the plate. Recently, Tom Hiddleston, who played the first film's deceptive villain Loki, even said that the sequel will be shooting this summer. However, a quick rewrite will be done by Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot screenwriter Robert Rodat after the initial script was penned by Don Payne. It's probably a good choice since Payne was behind the script for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

Deadline confirms the film is indeed slated to go into production later this year so it can meet its planned release date in November of 2013. Honestly, this kind of rush job and director musical chairs has me worried for a sequel to a superhero film that was far from perfect to begin with, despite some great effort from Kenneth Branagh. Here's hoping the script comes together nicely with Rodat bringing his Academy Award nominated talents to the pages that hopefully have a good start from Payne, who turned in a decent script for the first Thor. Of course, it will be Taylor who will have to really bring everything together for a solid superhero sequel to follow Thor's hammer-wielding heroics in The Avengers.

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  • Xerxexx
    In the words of the very wise Peregrin Took: "Well that's good news."
  • DAVIDPD
    After hearing your synopsis of the perils THOR 2 has undergone, I will be surprised if it is half as good as the first. At least this news is a ray of hope in a squall of misfortune.
  • Anonymous
    I'm sorry, all these superhero films (sans Superman, Superman 2, Batman, Batman Returns, and TDK) have all had the great superhero movie fail: weak ass villain... or rarely a good villain having to put up with lame additional villans taking up screen time (like how scarecrow was minor fodder to lame Raz Al Guhl) Thor would've been great if it wasn't for them turning frost giants into punching bags and loki into a brat with daddy issues.
    • peloquin
      Loki is a brat with daddy issues and did you really think the Frost Giants were going to be able to defeat Thor?
      • Anonymous
        Maybe Akirakorn should write a superhero film that fixes the problems he's moaning and groaning about? (Not that it will happen--after all, this is the Internet.)
  • Brandon
    Odin is on our side.
  • Max Renn
    The last Thor movie was awful (including casting Chris Hemsworth). Super hero movies are incredibly difficult to get right.

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