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Studio To Close On New Director For 'Thor 2'

Recently, Marvel Studios parted ways with appointed ‘Thor 2’ director Patty Jenkins. Jenkins mentions that she was thankful for the job, but differences in vision is what caused her to split from the project.

“I have had a great time working at Marvel”, Jenkins said. “We parted on very good terms, and I look forward to working with them again. I have a long love of superhero films and I’d been saying over and over to my agents at CAA that I’d like to do one,” she said. “That’s the real revolution. The Marvel guys are so brave in terms of who they choose overall, and I don’t think they had any pause about me being a woman.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter the company is narrowing down on Alan Taylor or Daniel Minahan to possibly direct the upcoming film.

Taylor’s most well-known feature may be 1996’s Palookaville, but he has become a huge cable TV helmer, directing episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos and AMC’s Mad Men, among others. He also directed the pilot for NBC’s Playboy Club.
Minahan also is a big name in the TV world, working on Game of Thrones, True Blood, Deadwood and Grey’s Anatomy(THR)

Kenneth Branagh, who directed the first “Thor”, selected not to be involved in the sequel a few weeks back, but is reportedly on good terms with the studio.

‘Thor 2’ is set to hit theaters November 15, 2013.

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