A few weeks back we heard Brian Kirk, best known for directing episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, as well as episodes of Dexter and Luther, was in talks to take on the Thor sequel.
Well in a recent interview with MTV Tom Hiddleston, who will also be seen as Loki in The Avengers next May, said a spring 2012 shoot was likely (confirming his return) but he spoke to Kevin Feige last week and a director has not yet been set.
This could be because talks with Brian Kirk are ongoing, however they could also be looking at other potential directors. Hiddleston went on to discuss Loki’s state of mind in The Avengers, and hopes to see Thor and Loki team up in Thor 2.
“In ‘The Avengers’ he’s really dark and kind of sociopathic, or maybe even psychopathic is the word, in a deluded way. Obviously I haven’t let go of the spiritual damage at the heart of him, it still comes from that lost place, but he’s just incredibly nasty. I think that probably in ‘Thor 2′ his previous actions will, he’ll have to take responsibility for what he’s done. The great thing about Loki is there is potential in him for greatness and awfulness, for great heroism and great villainy. There are still, even within ‘The Avengers,’ there are moments where you see within Loki a glimmer of hope and that possibility of redemption. It makes it fun to play and it makes it fun for the audience. Nobody is black and white, there are shades of grey in all of us. We all have potential for greatness and we all have flaws. I for one am championing the redemption,” he added hopefully, along with a wish for a future Thor and Loki action scene: “This isn’t definitely going to happen, but I think there would be nothing more awesome than seeing Loki and Thor fight somebody side by side.”
That would be interesting, as it paves way for a new villain to enter the frame. Hopefully in the sequel we get to see more of Asgard, and Natalie Portman said she’s signed on for more films so Thor could be heading back to Earth at some point.
Don Payne, co-writer of the first film and one of the writers on Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, is currently working on the script, and Marvel have set a release date for July 2013.