Yesterday it was announced that Marvel and Disney would release Thor 2 during the summer of 2013. Chris Hemsworth is obviously attached to reprise his role and Natalie Portman is set to return as well. However, it will be Branaghless. Yepper, for whatever reason director Kenneth Branagh will not helm the sequel. I dunno if that’s his decision or Marvels. If the latter, then that’s a dumb move. Branagh is the sole reason Thor was as good as it was. I don’t think anyone else could have pulled off such a bizarre character.
The news gets worse.
Today word has dropped that Marvel has hired Don Payne to write the script for the sequel. While he was one of the writers that worked on the first film, he was also co-responsible for Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (oh the agony) Topping that pile of poo, he also wrote the atrocious film My Super Ex-Girlfriend (shutter).
Good god (no pun intended), this double dose of disparaging news is not sitting well with me. Marvel, don’t allow this to go up shit creek for an easy buck.
Thor 2 is set to be released on July 26, 2013.