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Patty Jenkins May Tackle Thor 2
Monster director off to Asgard?

23 September 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Patty Jenkins May Tackle Thor 2

Some directorial choices are slightly unexpected. Then there are the gob-smacking, who-could-have-seen-that-coming ideas that seem to strike from nowhere. One of those hit today, as Variety is reporting that Monster director Patty Jenkins is in talks to tackle Thor 2.

That Jenkins would be in consideration is not the surprising part: after all, she pushed Charlize Theron to an Oscar with the 2003 Aileen Wuornos film. It’s more the fact that, since then, she’s directed exactly zero movies and has mostly plied her trade on TV, working on episodes of Arrested Development, Entourage and the US remake of The Killing.

She’s also never worked with big special effects, but Marvel and the Thor cast clearly feel she can bring something fresh to the superhero sequel.

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins are all set to return for the film (our fingers are crossed that Kat Dennings’ new TV gig won’t interfere with the chance to get her back too), which Disney has already scheduled for a July 26, 2013 release.

Kenneth Branagh directed the first film (and was himself a slightly unexpected choice), but has decided not to take on the sequel. Though Game of Thrones veteran Brian Kirk’s name had been mentioned in connection with the job, he’s since passed. And Jenkins has seemingly beaten out a list that includes Drew Goddard, James McTeigue and Breck Eisner.


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FX Don't matter...
A director gets a technical team of hundreds to deal with that. What's more concerning is an audience that knows so little about story that they dare judge a director on FX experience. Grow up! Personally, I say Go Patty! More

Posted by Nicky C at 21:33 on 24 September 2011 | Report This Post

Something gotta change
Well, it can't be any worse than the first one and every director has to start some where with special effects. Brannagh hadn't used anything that extensive before and obviously made a complete hash of it. The effects looked cheap and fake and were poorly used throughout. The set design and some of the acting (you know who I'm talking about Warriors Three and Sif) was woeful and the action finish was terribly unenvolving. Getting an actors director, who does not only work with Shakespear, is a More

Posted by ericcoyle at 13:23 on 23 September 2011 | Report This Post

so Thor in 2011, 2012 and 2013?
wont audiences be Thored out by Thor 2? More

Posted by jackcarter at 12:37 on 23 September 2011 | Report This Post

The lack of special effects experience is...
a bit of a concern. That and the set design are the things that need improving in the sequel, in my opinion. Not that they were dreadful in Thor but things looked a tad plastic and the fights could have done with being a little grittier. More

Posted by partybee at 11:49 on 23 September 2011 | Report This Post

Did not see this coming
But fair play, Marvel's previous choices have all been pretty much spot on (can't wait to see what Shane Black does with Iron Man 3!) and Monster is a class film. Also, isn't Drew Goddard a scriptwriter by trade? More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 11:04 on 23 September 2011 | Report This Post


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