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Patty Jenkins is definitely the director for Thor 2

4 years agoby:

Looks like the rumors were true, director of MONSTER Patty Jenkins will be helming the THOR sequel.

As I said before, it's certainly an inspired choice. I have to wonder who decided to bring her in on the project or if she was interested. Jenkins has yet to do a film with heavy action. Not to say that chicks aren't capable, cause they are.

I'm pretty up in the air when it comes to my thoughts on this. Jenkins did a great job on MONSTER. She also did directing work on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and THE KILLING. Eh, nothing else to do but remain optimistic.

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston will reprise their roles for the second installment due to release November 15, 2013.

Source: Marvel Studios

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7:22AM on 10/14/2011

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10:42AM on 10/14/2011
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Deceiving? Absolutely
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Highly Sexual? Yes
Deceiving? Absolutely
Useless? NO WAY! That was the closest I could get to looking at porn at work. It was always a great way to make my day a little bit less dreary. BRING IT BACK JOBLO!
2:29PM on 10/15/2011
lol ~ and now, "I'll have a Coke!"
lol ~ and now, "I'll have a Coke!"
11:41PM on 10/13/2011

Bold Choice

Awesome pick for a director. I love the fact that Marvel has been, for the most part, quite bold in their choice of directors:

Iron Man 1 & 2: Jon Favreau - Elf & Zathura
Thor: Kenneth Branagh - Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet
The Avengers: Joss Whedon - Serenity

Yeah I'm including Whedon in there are 'Avengers' will mark only the second film he has directed. I think the films work better when they're picking directors who don't seem to 'fit the mold' as it were.

While I
Awesome pick for a director. I love the fact that Marvel has been, for the most part, quite bold in their choice of directors:

Iron Man 1 & 2: Jon Favreau - Elf & Zathura
Thor: Kenneth Branagh - Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet
The Avengers: Joss Whedon - Serenity

Yeah I'm including Whedon in there are 'Avengers' will mark only the second film he has directed. I think the films work better when they're picking directors who don't seem to 'fit the mold' as it were.

While I did like 'Incredible Hulk' and 'Captain America'; Louis Leterrier (Transporter 1 & 2) and Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park 3, Jumanji) are more of the directors who'd you'd expect to be at the helm of these types of films.

Personally I hope Marvel keeps picking unlikely directors for the films; imo it's working.
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10:15PM on 10/13/2011

Also, is that a Spoiler?

If Tom Hiddleson is going to reprise his role, does that mean Loki lives past The Avengers? Interesting.
If Tom Hiddleson is going to reprise his role, does that mean Loki lives past The Avengers? Interesting.
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11:17PM on 10/13/2011
It's not a spoiler. Loki is a god. Gods don't die.
It's not a spoiler. Loki is a god. Gods don't die.
4:03AM on 10/14/2011
I like the guy. Maybe they set it up nicely in the avengers.
I like the guy. Maybe they set it up nicely in the avengers.
10:12PM on 10/13/2011

*Tisk tisk* Shame On You, Marvel!

How truly sneaky of you, Marvel. They bring in a female director to create buzz about a movie (not to be sexist but a woman helming a superhero movie isn't everyday news), but know deep down that she has little influence and power over them. And she's "affordable" and probably doesn't know much about Thor. In other words, this will be a movie directed by the studio and its producers, who'll barge in and change every inspired decision with their own shitty version just to sell more toys and
How truly sneaky of you, Marvel. They bring in a female director to create buzz about a movie (not to be sexist but a woman helming a superhero movie isn't everyday news), but know deep down that she has little influence and power over them. And she's "affordable" and probably doesn't know much about Thor. In other words, this will be a movie directed by the studio and its producers, who'll barge in and change every inspired decision with their own shitty version just to sell more toys and whatnot.

It's like The Incredible Hulk and X-Men Origins all over again. I hope not, but this decision isn't giving me any good vibes.
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12:26PM on 10/14/2011
How do you know that she "probably doesn't know anything about Thor".

Your post reeks of sexism.
How do you know that she "probably doesn't know anything about Thor".

Your post reeks of sexism.
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8:59PM on 10/13/2011
I don't care what sex the director is. My only question...has this lady ever read a comic book in her life? I'm not talking about research reading. I'm talking recreational reading. I have a bad feeling about this, hopefully she will will make me eat my words.
I don't care what sex the director is. My only question...has this lady ever read a comic book in her life? I'm not talking about research reading. I'm talking recreational reading. I have a bad feeling about this, hopefully she will will make me eat my words.
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2:35PM on 10/15/2011
Honestly. I kind of doubt Branaugh was much of a comic reader considering the nature of most of his work and I thought he rocked the first one.
Honestly. I kind of doubt Branaugh was much of a comic reader considering the nature of most of his work and I thought he rocked the first one.
8:45PM on 10/13/2011

Reason they chose her

It's obvious, Marvel is notorious for being cheap, she will come cheap, she's probably also easy for them to get her to do what they want since she's inexperienced. Let's just hope it ends up as good as part 1.
It's obvious, Marvel is notorious for being cheap, she will come cheap, she's probably also easy for them to get her to do what they want since she's inexperienced. Let's just hope it ends up as good as part 1.
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8:13PM on 10/13/2011

wow

Brian Kirk > a bunch of other people > Patty Jenkins

hopefully she surprises but this just seems like a BAD choice. Branagh was a out of the norm choice but he actually had shown qualities that would benefit and relate to a movie like Thor... Jenkins has shown none of that. Might as well have just hired a random commercial director, he would've at least had more experience with style and action which is obviously essential to Thor and the fantasy universe.
Brian Kirk > a bunch of other people > Patty Jenkins

hopefully she surprises but this just seems like a BAD choice. Branagh was a out of the norm choice but he actually had shown qualities that would benefit and relate to a movie like Thor... Jenkins has shown none of that. Might as well have just hired a random commercial director, he would've at least had more experience with style and action which is obviously essential to Thor and the fantasy universe.
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8:01PM on 10/13/2011
meh, if they were going for a female director why didn't they get Lexi Alexander?
meh, if they were going for a female director why didn't they get Lexi Alexander?
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7:31PM on 10/13/2011

Interesting

Definatly a left field decision, shes no doubt a quality director but not sure how she'll handle an epic comic book fantasy flick, i personally felt more secure with Brian Kirk because of his work on "Game of Thrones". Anyway I shouldnt be complaining its a strange choice but at least its not John Moore or Ratner or something
Definatly a left field decision, shes no doubt a quality director but not sure how she'll handle an epic comic book fantasy flick, i personally felt more secure with Brian Kirk because of his work on "Game of Thrones". Anyway I shouldnt be complaining its a strange choice but at least its not John Moore or Ratner or something
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6:54PM on 10/13/2011
A surprise choice to the franchise, but I believe it will work.
A surprise choice to the franchise, but I believe it will work.
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6:37PM on 10/13/2011
Surprised Portman is back, and intringued about what Jenkins could bring to the franchise!
Surprised Portman is back, and intringued about what Jenkins could bring to the franchise!
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6:01PM on 10/13/2011
What about the supporting characters like Heimdall and the friends of Thor (I forget their names), will they be back as well ?
What about the supporting characters like Heimdall and the friends of Thor (I forget their names), will they be back as well ?
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