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Thor 2 gets a rewrite and a few words from Loki himself

01.10.2012

After they kicked the tires on a few possibilities (and returned one to the lot), Marvel finally decided on TV/HBO regular Alan Taylor ("The Sopranos", "Game of Thrones") to direct their sequel to THOR.

Now the Thunder God's second solo adventure is also getting a script shine by Robert Rodat, who wrote SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and THE PATRIOT (as well as the recent attempts to bring WARCRAFT to the screen). Rodat is reworking the previous draft by Don Payne, one of the credited writers on the first THOR. Not a huge surprise, as a rewrite is pretty standard with a director change.

Marvel movie honcho Kevin Feige said the sequel would "primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and how the new dynamic with his father (Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins) is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds." That overall concept may not change drastically (the movie already has a release date plotted for November 15, 2013 after shuffling from the summer due to delays in director selection), but there's still Portman's reported fury over the dismissal of director Patty Jenkins to consider...

Meanwhile, Thor's devious brother Loki will return for yet more trickery, as actor Tom Hiddleston recently told Empire "we're supposed to film it in London in the summer and that it is being directed by Alan Taylor." As for what he'll be up to after making a mess of the Marvel universe in THE AVENGERS, Hiddleston will only say: "Loki's eternal predilection is to dance on the fault lines of villainy and redemption."

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6:31AM on 01/11/2012

Improvement

The first Thor movie seemed like pasted together with duct tape and crazy glue. It was nowhere as entertaining as Iron Man. It looks like the 2nd go around they're going to try to be better. Unlike, Iron Man 2. At least we know Lokie survives the Avengers.
The first Thor movie seemed like pasted together with duct tape and crazy glue. It was nowhere as entertaining as Iron Man. It looks like the 2nd go around they're going to try to be better. Unlike, Iron Man 2. At least we know Lokie survives the Avengers.
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2:18AM on 01/11/2012
i don't see how people are making a fuss abut the director change & rewrites & Portman thinking she a diva now. Yes Iron Man 2 was rushed & a mess & simple set up for The Avengers but Marvel has said any sequel made after The Avengers would be a more direct sequel to the characters.
i don't see how people are making a fuss abut the director change & rewrites & Portman thinking she a diva now. Yes Iron Man 2 was rushed & a mess & simple set up for The Avengers but Marvel has said any sequel made after The Avengers would be a more direct sequel to the characters.
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1:24AM on 01/11/2012
I liked the first one. But last time they cobbled one of these together at the last minute we got Iron Man 2. Only Thor wasn't as good as Iron Man 1 so this could be even worse. I get that Game of Thrones guys make sense, but it does seem pretty uninspired to me, especially compared to the extremely inspired choice of Branagh.
I liked the first one. But last time they cobbled one of these together at the last minute we got Iron Man 2. Only Thor wasn't as good as Iron Man 1 so this could be even worse. I get that Game of Thrones guys make sense, but it does seem pretty uninspired to me, especially compared to the extremely inspired choice of Branagh.
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2:13AM on 01/11/2012
how is this last minute if its about 5 months till filming even starts & another 15 more until the release date? Your argument makes no sense.
how is this last minute if its about 5 months till filming even starts & another 15 more until the release date? Your argument makes no sense.
12:07AM on 01/11/2012

still wish...

They went balls out crazy and hired Mel Gibson to direct. I think he could have made a Thor movie to behold.
Now I just wish they would ditch ALL the earth stuff and go all Asgard.
They went balls out crazy and hired Mel Gibson to direct. I think he could have made a Thor movie to behold.
Now I just wish they would ditch ALL the earth stuff and go all Asgard.
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11:48PM on 01/10/2012
Getting a bit of a rocky start makes me think Marvel Studios should tap the brakes juuuuust a little. But I do REALLY like the idea of the impact Thor's actions in the first film will have on the other worlds.

Not too sure about Loki's appearance. I understand that we're getting back to Thor's story but I think that after Avengers they should take a rest from Loki so he doesn't become an underwhelming "always so close to winning" bad guy, because that character does not deserve that
Getting a bit of a rocky start makes me think Marvel Studios should tap the brakes juuuuust a little. But I do REALLY like the idea of the impact Thor's actions in the first film will have on the other worlds.

Not too sure about Loki's appearance. I understand that we're getting back to Thor's story but I think that after Avengers they should take a rest from Loki so he doesn't become an underwhelming "always so close to winning" bad guy, because that character does not deserve that treatment. Hopefully he takes a back seat to a bigger villain.

And lastly, some part of me hopes that Portman will pitch a fit and quit. The film would not suffer from a non-Foster rewrite (assuming Marvel wouldn't recast).

I should clarify by saying that I absolutely LOVED the first Thor. These are just things I'm noticing that worry me slightly, although I have no doubt that I will be quite satisfied when I see this in the theater.
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1:51PM on 01/11/2012
I would imagine Loki would be a 'backseat' character in the sequel. But question is, who would the villain be??
I would imagine Loki would be a 'backseat' character in the sequel. But question is, who would the villain be??
11:36PM on 01/10/2012
Sounds good to me. Especially the exploration of the Nine Worlds. One of the best parts of the first was the fight in the beginning on the other planet. Just don't give a shit about Portman's character after Portman threw a fit over losing the original director.

Also, anyone else think Thor looks taller in The Avengers?
Sounds good to me. Especially the exploration of the Nine Worlds. One of the best parts of the first was the fight in the beginning on the other planet. Just don't give a shit about Portman's character after Portman threw a fit over losing the original director.

Also, anyone else think Thor looks taller in The Avengers?
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12:24AM on 01/11/2012
Also, I'm giving thumbs up to the first part. Not the second. Who gives a shit if he's taller?! Just sayin'.
Also, I'm giving thumbs up to the first part. Not the second. Who gives a shit if he's taller?! Just sayin'.
2:15AM on 01/11/2012
maybe whedon likes low angle shots like JJ Abrams?
maybe whedon likes low angle shots like JJ Abrams?
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