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Robert Rodat Re-Writing Thor 2
Saving Private Ryan scribe off to Asgard

11 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Robert Rodat Re-Writing Thor 2

Now that Thor 2 has finally found a director in Game Of Thrones workhorse Alan Taylor (who is busy stapling his trousers to the folding chair so he can’t be dumped off the project), it would appear that Marvel is bringing in a big gun to re-write the script, with Robert Rodat as the man for the job.

Rodat, of course, is probably still best known for scripting Saving Private Ryan and scoring an Oscar nomination for his work. But he also has credits on films such as Fly Away Home and The Patriot. More recently, he created and oversaw alien invasion TV drama Falling Skies.

While Don Payne, one of the original Thor writers, has already cranked out at least one draft, Marvel always ends up bringing in new writers to take a look, whether credited (as with Rodat) or just for some quiet polishing.

The sequel has a release date already set for over here, with the studio targeting November 15, 2013. It’ll kick off shooting later this year with Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman and, since he talked about it in this week’s web chat, Tom Hiddleston returning.


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can't be Worse, can it?
Why do people keep saying the first one was a good entry. It was rubbish for so many reasons I can't be bothered. A complete re-tool is needed but keep Hemsworth and Hiddlethingy and Idris Elba. Also a total re-design of the costumes and give Odin something to do and a decent villain who genuinely challenges Thor and get rid of the warriors three or at least stop them acting like 1930s Flash Gordon rejects and some decent CGI ( no computer game quality stuff this time) and maybe you may have a More

Posted by ericcoyle at 13:40 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

can't be Worse, can it?
Why do people keep saying the first one was a good entry. It was rubbish for so many reasons I can't be bothered. A complete re-tool is needed but keep Hemsworth and Hiddlethingy and Idris Elba. Also a total re-design of the costumes and give Odin something to do and a decent villain who genuinely challenges Thor and get rid of the warriors three or at least stop them acting like 1930s Flash Gordon rejects and some decent CGI ( no computer game quality stuff this time) and re-design Asgard and More

Posted by ericcoyle at 13:39 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Robert Rodat Re-Writing Thor 2
I'm not sure it needed to - actually making the film fun was IMO a lot harder.  More

Posted by elab49 at 14:16 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Robert Rodat Re-Writing Thor 2
The first Thor may have been fun but the script didn't make a lick of sense.  More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 13:54 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Robert Rodat Re-Writing Thor 2
L: shool Falling skies was awful. Not optimistic. his. What Thor got right was a kind of devil may care mood which made it a very enjoyable entry to the Marvel franchise. Leaden dullness looks to be what we'll be getting next time. More

Posted by elab49 at 13:53 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Robert Rodat Re-Writing Thor 2
Will anyone care after The Avengers. Hard to go back to threats that require only one hero when you have seen them all team up before.  More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 13:40 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Robert Rodat Re-Writing Thor 2
h's abscence seems to have de-railed this big time, don't hold out much hope for this given that directors changed, re-writes etc. I know re-writes of drafts isn't unusual but all appears to be against such a quick timescale it can only be a bad thing. More

Posted by JIm R at 13:36 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Robert Rodat Re-Writing Thor 2
Falling skies was awful. Not optimistic. More

Posted by shool at 12:24 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Hmmm!
Not sure about this guy, I wasn't that keen on Falling Skies or the Patriot but I guess Saving Private Ryan was ok. He probably isn't even familiar with Thor. I really don't have a good feeling about this sequel! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 11:11 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

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