Thor 2 loses a director

Thor 2 loses a director

With ‘Avengers’ just around the corner we can still look beyond 2012 for more films in the marvel lineup including ‘Thor 2’ which is currently targeting a 2013 release.

Patty Jenkins whom has directed a number of TV series including ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Entourage’ as well as the film ‘Monster’ starring Charlize Theron was previously attached to the new Thor film though it now appears she has left the project.

It has been reported that Jenkins has left due to creative differences, consequently Marvel Studios will be seeking a new director quickly as taking into account filming and post-production time requirements a 2013 release date isn’t that far away.

It has been previously announced that Kenneth Branagh whom directed the original Thor film would not be continuing with the franchise and that Jon Favreau left the Iron Man franchise after the first sequel. Pure speculation, however given the nature of the films taking place in Marvel’s Avengers universe, and the limitations in that each film is required to fit around a larger macro plot with threads running across several franchises, could this be turning some film makers off due to a lack of creative control?

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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.