Marvel Studios has confirmed Patty Jenkins will direct Thor 2. Jenkins recently directed the pilot for AMC’s The Killing but she is probably most well known for directing Charlize Theron to an Academy Award in 2003’s Monster.
It has also been confirmed that Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston will all return for sequel, which was more or less expected.
Jenkins hasn’t been seen too much in the spotlight since Monster so it’ll be nice to see her get behind the camera again. One of the reasons for her involvement, over the Game Of Thrones director Brian Kirk, is said to be to lock in Portman and Hopkins, who requested a more experienced director.
Furthermore, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently spoke out about the film, saying that:
“[It will] primarily be the journey of [Thor, as played by Chris Hemsworth], of he and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and how the new dynamic with his father (Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins) is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds.
Lastly, Thor 2 has moved from its July 26th, 2013 release date to November 15th, 2013.
That’s all the Thor 2 news for now but we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.