IGN – The search for a new director for Thor 2 has reportedly ended.
Deadline claims that Marvel has selected veteran TV directorAlan Taylor to helm the sequel. Taylor’s most recent efforts have been for HBO, where he’s directed episodes of the period fantasy series Game of Thrones. Hopefully, Taylor’s time in Westeros has sufficiently prepared him for Asgard.
Taylor has also directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men and The Sopranos. He steps in for Patty Jenkins, whodropped out of Thor 2 citing creative differences with Marvel.
Thor 2 starts filming next spring for a November 15, 2013 release.
Perfect Alignment. Game of Thrones was a MASSIVE hit for HBO last season and the “Human Stories in a Fantasy Setting” type of movie is exactly where Thor needs to play. The first movie was good popcorn fun. Let’s hope with a lil infusion of good ol’ HBO violence, Thor 2 uses his hammer to strike down with great vengeance and fuuuuuurious anger.