‘Thor 2’ Loses Director Patty Jenkins
The director's throne has been suddenly vacated for Thor 2
. Patty Jenkins
, known for directing the dramatic thriller Monster,
which won Charlize Theron an Oscar, has exited production on the film due to creative differences.
Jenkins had been rumored
and confirmed for the sequel to Marvel's summer hit early in the fall after Thor
director Kenneth Branagh
decided to leave the would-be franchise. The choice to go with Jenkins was poised to continue the tradition of directors with a strong reputation for working with actors and character development. Deadline
says Marvel is actively searching for Jenkins' replacement. Thor 2
has been written by the first film's co-writer Don Payne
and all original stars are set to return including Chris Hemsworth
and Natalie Portman
. Marvel has slated the film for November 15, 2013, so production will be expected to begin next year.