It looks like Iron Man 3 won’t be the only Marvel movie on offer in 2013, as according to Deadline the studio is also aiming to release Thor 2 in the summer. Iron Man 3 will hit May 3, 2013 and Marvel have set the Thor sequel release date for July 26. Now they just need to find a new director.
Deadline states that director Kenneth Branagh, who helped the movie gross $437 million worldwide and earned positive reviews for his effort, won’t be returning. His decision not to direct the next film is apparently “mutual and amicable”, and Branagh “will likely be involved in some producing capacity”.
Chris Hemsworth will be back as Thor, and Natalie Portman has said she’s signed up for multiple films so there is a good chance she’ll be back as Jane Foster. The storyline for the sequel will probably be influenced by and follow on from the events of The Avengers, which is currently filming under the direction of Joss Whedon.
What do you want to see in the Thor sequel? And who should direct?