Robert Rodat will rewrite Thor 2

According to Deadline Robert Rodat has been hired by Marvel to rewrite the Thor sequel. Don Payne, co-writer of the first film and one of the writers on Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, wrote the first draft of the script.

Rodat was nominated for an Oscar in 1998 for Saving Private Ryan and also wrote the script for The Patriot starring Mel Gibson. He recently created and co-wrote the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi show Falling Skies, and will now be working on Thor 2 in preparation for filming under the direction of Alan Tyalor later this year.