Thor 2 Doth Findeth a New Directoreth

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Having lost Kenneth Branagh, the director of the first “Thor”, Disney/Marvel have located a replacement: Irish TV director Brian Kirk, who has directed episodes of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, “Game of Thrones”, and Showtime’s “Dexter” among his many TV credits.

Kirk is still in early talks to direct, but unless he suddenly decides he’d rather not advance his career past TVland, chances are it’s a done deal. “Thor 2″ would mark his Hollywood feature-film debut.

Don Payne, who scripted “Thor”, will return for the sequel, which is already set for July 26, 2013, a year after star Chris Hemsworth reprises the God of Thunder in Joss Whedon’s superhero team-up “The Avengers” in 2012. Hemsworth will, of course, do it one more time in “Thor 2″.

Shakespearean guy Kenneth Branagh was an “out of left field” choice to direct “Thor”, but against all odds, it actually worked out. One of the best things about “Thor” was the family drama, which I thought really played well, and helped to bring down to earth (as it were) the whole shiny armor/riding on a rainbow bridge (literally) elements of the film. Branagh was asked to helm the sequel, but declined. I guess he had laundry to do or somethin’.

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  • Juggernaut

    I hope that this works out. I loved the first film and thought that Branaugh was a perfect fit for the character.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    It saddened me Branagh didn’t stay on board. This guy has some decent credentials though, and doing a Game of Thrones episode means he can do some fanrasy.

    • Juggernaut

      I agree. Let’s hope he stays the course with the tone and the direction that the story was headed and delivers a good story.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Well that’s on the writers really. But agreed!
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        • Juggernaut

          I just read something interesting on another site. According to the bottom of this article Amanda Righetti who played the nurse at the end of CATFA will be in nex year’s The Avengers. I’m thinking she may be playing Sharon Carter! The credits did list her as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in the film.

        • Juggernaut

          I just read something interesting on another site. According to the bottom of this article Amanda Righetti who played the nurse at the end of CATFA will be in nex year’s The Avengers. I’m thinking she may be playing Sharon Carter! The credits did list her as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in the film.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Hence the seduction scene. Interesting. That’d be weird even though it was a throw away role, she’s already played a part on the Unified Marvel Film Universe.
            Sent on the go!

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    It saddened me Branagh didn’t stay on board. This guy has some decent credentials though, and doing a Game of Thrones episode means he can do some fanrasy.

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    A reboot is in order. An older, 3 day growth, darker thor is called for. Takes place completely in Asgaard.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    thor 2 — i can settle for this guy because game of thrones is fracking awesome