After losing Patty Jenkins (read the whole sordid details here), Marvel Studios didn’t waste a whole lot of time finding a replacement. The studio has now tapped Alan Taylor to direct their upcoming sequel.
Taylor is known as mostly a TV director, with credits on “Game of Thrones”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Deadwood”, and “Six Feet Under”. Basically, dude likes directing paid cable shows. He also has a couple of feature films to his credit, the 1995 crime comedy “Palookaville” and 2003’s “Kill the Poor”.
Yes, not exactly the type of resume that would make one a good match for a comic book movie, but then again, neither was Kenneth Branagh, and that worked out.
“Thor 2” has already been scheduled for a November 15, 2013 release date, with Chris Hemsworth back as the titular superhero. Natalie Portman, if she’s not still too miffed about losing Jenkins as a potential director, would also be back as Jane Foster, Thor’s human crush.
Via : Deadline