Thor 2 Director Announced

Thor 2 Director Announced

The next film in the Thor series is scheduled for a release during November 2013, it has previously been announced that Kenneth Branagh will not be returning to direct the sequel, which is disappointing given his achievements with the origin film.

It has now been revealed that Patty Jenkins has been brought onboard to direct the sequel. Jenkins has previously directly the critically acclaimed film ‘Monster’ which starred Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci, as well as episodes of several TV series including ‘Entourage’, ‘Arrested Development’, and ‘The Killing’.

Given the short list of feature films that Jenkins has previously directed, it’s a little difficult to predict what he might see from her vision of the Thor character, though no doubt Marvel Studios has a clear view on where they want each of the Avenger related franchises to go.

Of course the character of Thor will be returning to screens approximately a year before appearing in the first sequel of his own franchise with the Avengers coming into cinemas in mid-2012.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.