Thor 2 Has A Director And A Release Date!

Marvel announced today:

Patty Jenkins will direct “Thor 2,” which will be released in theaters on Friday, November 15, 2013. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman will return to star in the film along with Tom Hiddleston. Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce the sequel to this summer’s blockbuster “Thor,” which has grossed over $448 million worldwide to date.

Patty Jenkins previously directed “Monster” starring Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award for her performance in the film. Jenkins, who received an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot of AMC’s acclaimed series “The Killing,” has also directed episodes of “Entourage” and “Arrested Development.” Most recently, she directed “Pearl,” one of the five short films that comprise Lifetime’s original movie “Five.”

Skitch Commentary: I really don’t know much of her work, but Marvel has made great choices so far on all their movies, so I am just going to assume that she’s awesome and the perfect choice. Thor was an great movie, and I am really looking forward to the sequel! I have always been a Kenneth Branagh fan, so I am a little sad that he’s not doing Thor 2, but I am not going to let that damper my excitement.

Two years isn’t that long a wait, and we still have Avengers to tide us over next year!

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Source: Marvel.com