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For the Thor sequel, Marvel may bring in someone with experience in thrones and shiny weapons

Aug. 4, 2011by: Dave Davis

THOR star Chris Hemsworth was verily crushed that director Kenneth Branagh wouldn't be back for the sequel, but Marvel is already considering his successor.

For the Thunder God's second adventure (outside THE AVENGERS), Marvel is talking with someone who has a recent fantasy epic to his credit: Brian Kirk, who helmed several episodes of HBO's phenomenal "Game of Thrones." A premium cable regular, Kirk also handled directing duties on episodes of "Boardwalk Empire", "Dexter", "Brotherhood" and "The Tudors".

THOR 2 would be Kirk's first big-screen (and big-budget) effort, but Marvel seems receptive to making non-traditional choices with its superhero features. Kirk reportedly caught the studio's eye thanks to his proficiency with ensembles -- Variety claims that the THOR sequel is "expected to feature a large cast of Asgardians and creatures in the Norse mythology-set world." More of Heimdall, Sif and the Warriors Three would certainly be welcome...

Other contenders included Drew Goddard (who directed Hemsworth in the endlessly delayed CABIN IN THE WOODS), James McTeigue (V FOR VENDETTA) and Breck Eisner (THE CRAZIES).

The sequel is already plotted for release on July 26, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Wonder if they'll bother with the mortal alter-ego at all in the movies?
Source: Variety

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12:58PM on 08/06/2011
I'm not hating this at all. All they need now is Peter Dinklage as MODOK!
I'm not hating this at all. All they need now is Peter Dinklage as MODOK!
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10:18AM on 08/05/2011
The episodes of Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones that he helmed were really good, too... cool, definitely an interesting choice.
The episodes of Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones that he helmed were really good, too... cool, definitely an interesting choice.
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7:41AM on 08/05/2011
I've been told by someone who worked on production of the original 'Thor' that lots of extra footage of Sif & The Warriors Three was shot but not used for the final cut. Here's hoping they restore it for the DVD..
I've been told by someone who worked on production of the original 'Thor' that lots of extra footage of Sif & The Warriors Three was shot but not used for the final cut. Here's hoping they restore it for the DVD..
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12:23AM on 08/05/2011

Brian Kirk is a GREAT idea...

All he needs to do is lock up Sean Bean as Balder the Brave and we have us a fuckin' sequel!
All he needs to do is lock up Sean Bean as Balder the Brave and we have us a fuckin' sequel!
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11:46PM on 08/04/2011
Maybe it'll be awesome but I dunno, wouldn't be my first choice. Or probably my first hundred choices. Then again, I don't particularly love the list they're looking at either, considering between the 4 total choices they've made 1 really good film between them.
Maybe it'll be awesome but I dunno, wouldn't be my first choice. Or probably my first hundred choices. Then again, I don't particularly love the list they're looking at either, considering between the 4 total choices they've made 1 really good film between them.
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11:08PM on 08/04/2011
Loki's the main bad guy in The Avengers, and in 'The Ultimates' comic Thor is kind of the Superman of the Marvel world, saves everybody's ass...so I think Thor will get plenty of screen time in The Avengers.
Loki's the main bad guy in The Avengers, and in 'The Ultimates' comic Thor is kind of the Superman of the Marvel world, saves everybody's ass...so I think Thor will get plenty of screen time in The Avengers.
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10:48PM on 08/04/2011
Can't wait for "Thor 2". The first one was a blast and a real treat to watch and I hope Thor gets a good amount of screen time in "The Avengers", even though I think Captain America and Iron Man will get the most out of all of the Avengers.

I like all the directors that Marvel is considering, with Kirk being my favorite choice considering how great "Game of Thrones" was helmed.
Can't wait for "Thor 2". The first one was a blast and a real treat to watch and I hope Thor gets a good amount of screen time in "The Avengers", even though I think Captain America and Iron Man will get the most out of all of the Avengers.

I like all the directors that Marvel is considering, with Kirk being my favorite choice considering how great "Game of Thrones" was helmed.
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10:18PM on 08/04/2011
Hope they continue to stay away from the lame doctor Don Blake.
Hope they continue to stay away from the lame doctor Don Blake.
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