Brian Kirk No Longer On List Of Directors For THOR 2; Patty Jenkins Now In Talks
With the big news that Monster director Patty Jenkins might helm the upcoming THOR sequel, we also have this new report which reveals that Brian Kirk is no longer on the list of directors, and that Jenkins is in talks. More after the jump...
So far, most of the fans are interested to see Patty Jenkins' take on THOR universe and characters. While there are still those who think someone else should get that job, I think we can say it was the same situation when director Kenneth Branagh was chosen for the first film. And that worked out great. For those who wanted to Brian Kirk directing the upcoming sequel, bad news...According to Variety, Kirk is no longer on the list, and they confirm that Jenkins is in early talks. More below:
"Patty Jenkins is in early talks to helm Marvel Studios and Disney's "Thor 2."
Brian Kirk, whose credits include HBO's "Game of Thrones," had been the front runner for "Thor 2" but ultimately ended up moving on to other projects.
A number of other helmers have been considered for the "Thor" sequel, including Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods"), James McTeigue ("Ninja Assassin"), Noam Murro ("300: Battle of Artemesia") and Breck Eisner ("The Crazies")."
Jenkins is best known for directing the critically acclaimed film Monster starring Charlize Theron. Recently she directed a two-hour pilot episode of AMC's The Killing, for which she received an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series).
Don Payne is writing the film, with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston confirmed to return as the God of Thunder and Loki. THOR sequel is set for July 26, 2013 release!
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