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Kevin Feige says Thor: Ragnarok will not be directed by Kenneth Branagh

06.30.2015
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A few weeks ago, a rumor surfaced that had THOR director Kenneth Branagh potentially returning to helm THOR: RAGNAROK. The reception was mostly positive even if it seemed like a long shot. Now, we have confirmed that this will not be happening.

Speaking with Collider, Marvel's Kevin Feige has said there is no truth to the rumor of Branagh's return. In fact, Feige doesn't know where that rumor even came from. But, he did drop a hint as to when we will find out who is directing THOR: RAGNAROK.

“[P]robably towards the end of the summer we would announce a filmmaker and a writer. May be the same person, I don’t know, may be two different people.”

Feige is likely playing coy about the announcement date, but with Marvel not attending San Diego Comic Con this year, it could come in the form of their Phase Three announcement back in October. I would expect news surrounding CAPTAIN MARVEL, DOCTOR STRANGE, and BLACK PANTHER to all be revealed at that point which now seems to be by the end of the summer.

It is an odd hint to drop that the director of THOR: RAGNAROK may also direct the film since that didn't work out so well with Edgar Wright and ANT-MAN, but if they find the right person, it could be something special. We should find out more in the next few months.

THOR: RAGNAROK is slated to open on November 3, 2017.

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Source: Collider

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10:16PM on 07/01/2015
"It is an odd hint to drop that the director of THOR: RAGNAROK may also direct the film since that didn't work out so well with Edgar Wright and ANT-MAN, but if they find the right person, it could be something special."

While this sentence doesn't make sense, I can assume that this was meant to read "the writer . . . may also direct" and will respond accordingly. Mentioning Edgar Wright as an example of a writer/director that didn't work out does seem to ignore the more successful examples
"It is an odd hint to drop that the director of THOR: RAGNAROK may also direct the film since that didn't work out so well with Edgar Wright and ANT-MAN, but if they find the right person, it could be something special."

While this sentence doesn't make sense, I can assume that this was meant to read "the writer . . . may also direct" and will respond accordingly. Mentioning Edgar Wright as an example of a writer/director that didn't work out does seem to ignore the more successful examples that should have been acknowledged. Two other directors who also wrote the script that may be worth mentioning: Joss Whedon and James Gunn. I would think anyone would call those writer-directors success stories. So not only does this sentence fail because it was written incorrectly, it also neglects two successful examples in favor of the one bad (though I guess you could categorize Shane Black as a bad writer director as well, but not based on success, since that film did well in the box office).
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12:17AM on 07/01/2015
James mangold is not a bad choice.
James mangold is not a bad choice.
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10:02PM on 06/30/2015

Give it to Peter Jackson

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8:09PM on 06/30/2015
Hoping this third entry for Thor raises the stakes a bit more. Out of all of the solo Avenger films in both phases, his two films have been the weakest in my opinion. Both very, very enjoyable films, but I feel they really haven't gotten Thor correct outside of the two Avenger films.
Hoping this third entry for Thor raises the stakes a bit more. Out of all of the solo Avenger films in both phases, his two films have been the weakest in my opinion. Both very, very enjoyable films, but I feel they really haven't gotten Thor correct outside of the two Avenger films.
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7:33PM on 06/30/2015
I don't really like the idea of a Ragnarok movie. The story is just like Age of Ultron - Stark makes an cyborg clone of Thor who eventually goes bad and must be defeated......same premise as Ultron. Plus I don't know how it will go over with the casual audience watching Thor battle a clone of himself.
I don't really like the idea of a Ragnarok movie. The story is just like Age of Ultron - Stark makes an cyborg clone of Thor who eventually goes bad and must be defeated......same premise as Ultron. Plus I don't know how it will go over with the casual audience watching Thor battle a clone of himself.
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5:33PM on 06/30/2015
Well that last sentence makes absolutely no sense, but I think you meant to say the writer of Thor 3 may also direct the film? Just announce the director already, you just tease us way too much Kevin Feige.
Well that last sentence makes absolutely no sense, but I think you meant to say the writer of Thor 3 may also direct the film? Just announce the director already, you just tease us way too much Kevin Feige.
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5:18PM on 06/30/2015
"It is an odd hint to drop that the director of THOR: RAGNAROK may also direct the film since that didn't work out so well with Edgar Wright and ANT-MAN"

Fail...but A for effort.
"It is an odd hint to drop that the director of THOR: RAGNAROK may also direct the film since that didn't work out so well with Edgar Wright and ANT-MAN"

Fail...but A for effort.
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3:43PM on 06/30/2015
Can I say (and I may be the only one) THANK GOD!
Can I say (and I may be the only one) THANK GOD!
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