Patty Jenkins to direct Thor 2?

Sources claim Monster director is in talks

Having had Kenneth Branagh hold the reigns for Thor, is Marvel making it a trend to have weighty directors handle movies in its comic-book franchise? 
It seems so, given that Patty Jenkins - best known as the director of the 2003 film Monster – is apparently in talk to helm Thor 2
While there has been no official confirmation from Marvel that Jenkins is even up for the job, Entertainment Weekly says “several sources close to the project” have confirmed that talks are happening. 
Jenkins is also known for her work directing TV episodes, including the pilot for AMC’s The Killing, Arrested Development and Entourage
The project could see Thor exploring The Nine Worlds mentioned in Branagh's film, possibly in a bid to widen the Marvel universe and introduce new characters from those worlds. 
“[Thor 2] will 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,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously told EW.
Thor 2 already has a release date set for July 2013 and is expected to start shooting in April 2012. 

What can Patty Jenkins bring to Thor 2? Are you excited to see Thor's universe expand to the other planes of existence that make up The Nine Worlds? Tell us below!


    • GarthMarenghi

      Sep 22nd 2011, 21:15

      I think Branagh's a mug for turning this down. What else is he going to do instead? It's the biggest hit of his career, and now all the donkey work for The Avengers is out of the way, they can actually stretch out and expand the scope of Thor's world, have some fun with it.

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    • Murphy0806

      Sep 22nd 2011, 22:44

      The fact that he turned it down didn't surprise me at all. He isn't the type to sign on for a franchise. This would take up a huge amount of time for a man that doesn't just direct.

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    • anant

      Sep 23rd 2011, 4:25

      Branagh's seems very Shakespearean in his approach. No wonder we see a lot of Shakespearean touch in Thor. Personally i am glad he isn't directing Thor 2. I feel he should be doing something serious, something Shakespearean as always.

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    • mcghater

      Sep 23rd 2011, 11:38

      so am i the only one who said who the fu ck is patty jenkins??

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    • StevePotter

      Sep 25th 2011, 21:54

      Well, I heard that Monster was pretty good, even though I never saw it. Kenneth Branagh was an unconventional choice, and he did a good job with it, so hopes are high.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 25th 2011, 22:17

      Aww I was liking the sound of Brian Kirk.

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