We mentioned earlier in the month that Monster director Patty Jenkins was no longer helming Thor 2: Thor Harder. There weren’t many details about her departure save for “creative differences,” though Jenkins’ leaving the film apparently upset Natalie Portman. Despite her feelings on the matter, Portman is still contractually obligated to be in the sequel.
Less than a month after all of the above, Alan Taylor has been named director of Thor 2. Taylor has some extensive TV credits, including multiple goes at Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Bored to Death. He’s also the director of The Emperor’s New Clothes (2001) and Palookaville (1995).
Thor 2 is set for a November 2013 release. And if we all clap our hands, boys and girls, maybe it will feature Beta Ray Bill. Or hell, maybe Frog Thor.[Via Hollywood Reporter, Empire]