Marvel Makes it Official: Patty Jenkins Will Direct Thor 2

Marvel Studios has made it official: “Monster” director Patty Jenkins will take over directing duties from Kenneth Branagh on the “Thor” sequel, which is currently set to whip up a storm in theaters on November 15, 2013. That gives the God of Thunder plenty of time to fight his evil step brother Loki in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”, which will bow a year earlier than “Thor 2″.

Jenkins, who has directed episodes of TV’s “The Killing”, “Arrested Development”, and “Entourage”, is most famous for directing the 2003 serial killer movie “Monster”, which won a slew of hardware for Charlize Theron. “Thor 2″ would be only her second feature film.

Chris Hemworth is expected back as Thor, the God of Thunder. Now all they have to do is settle on a plot and write the script…