Thor 2 Plot Details Plus News on Who May Direct the Sequel


Thor and his mighty hammer (and let’s not think dirty now) may be seen sooner than expected because “Monster” director Patty Jenkins may be directing Chris Hemsworth in the sequel. Originally, Irish TV director Brian Kirk whose credits include HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, “Game of Thrones”, and Showtime’s “Dexter” was rumored to direct the flick, but apparently that ain’t so.

According to Deadline, the studio is close to naming her as the film’s follow-up director. Jenkins also directed the pilot episode for AMC’s “The Killing.”  Although the sequel has been set for a July 26, 2013 release,  Thor will first be seen again in “The Avengers”, opening May 4, 2012.

On a related note, EW has revealed a bit of plot details for “Thor 2″ via Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige:

“[We're going to] take Thor literally to other worlds,” Feige told EW, “…[It will] primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds.”

So far, the only confirmed cast member is Hemsworth himself but Natalie Portman could reprise her role as well as Anthony Hopkins.

The first “Thor” film was directed by Kenneth Branagh.

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  • Dan

    I have no fate in female directors doing action or comic book films, call me sexist but after movie like Twilight you can really see that women just don’t have it in them to handle action like men do. If Thor 2 is to be directed by a woman I’m afraid it will turn into another lovey dovey melodrama.

    • Juggernaut

      In my opinion, one of the biggest flaws in the first film was the under-developed relationship between Thor and Jane. A female director could elaborate on that and move it along in the next installment. However, any director, male or female, who does take the reins will need to be well steeped in action and drama as well as bring grandious elements shakespearean theater and mythology like Branaugh did so perfectly in the first film.

      • Dedpool

        Gotta disagree with you there Juggy. I think he did an okay job with their relationship, though it felt a little rushed (No sense of time passing) but it took up a lot of time and slowed the film down a bit. Personally I think Avengers is a better place to explore their relationship and let his solo movies concentrate on stuff off Earth. Give me Surtur, give me Ulik, give me Malekith! Go back to earth for third film n bring on Executioner.

    • Dedpool

      Um Katherine Bigelow? Lexi Alexander (“Punished: War Zone” it was cheese but the action was on point). Bigelow could probably do a decent Cap flick.

  • Wildbullagow

    Well, Katherine Bigelow and I disagree.

    • Tin Hoang

      She’s a good director, but not exactly sure she’s a good fit for Thor. I can see her doing Wolverine.

  • Me

    I think the first movie focused mainly on Loki and Thor’s relationship. It lacked in every other area including the action