Thor 2 to be first Marvel movie directed by a woman

The sequel to blockbuster Thor will have a woman at the helm of the film. Marvel Studios has announced that Patty Jenkins will take up the mantle left behind by the first film’s director, Kenneth Branagh. Jenkins is best known for her directorial work with Monster, as well as directing the pilot episode of AMC’s The Killing.

It has also been announced that Thor 2 will open outside of the typical movie season, and will also be the first Marvel movie to do so. The release date has been moved from summer, 2013 to November, 2013.

Both Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman are said to be returning to their roles from the first film, as well.

Having loved the first movie myself, I think this sounds like a very good move. Thor was a superhero movie that did not feel like any other superhero movie. I personally believe that to had everything to do with choosing Branagh as a director and I think Jenkins will be able to carry out that legacy in the second film.

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