The list of names attached to the eventual sequel to last summers Thor continues to grow. We’ve ran through a bunch of directors, Kenneth Branagh is to busy, creative differences ended Patty Jenkins‘ involvement, but the good news is it will now be directed by a dude known for his work on Game of Thrones (no not Brian Kirk, he walked). So, what kind of script will Alan Taylor work with? Good question.
As it stands right now, five names have been attached to the script (including Don Payne, who has written for the Simpsons – seems like a natural fit) and they just added a sixth. Deadline is reporting that Marvel Studios has tasked Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat to take a final pass at the script. This will be Rodat’s first crack at the superhero genre, his other writing credits include The Patriot and Saving Private Ryan, as well as creating 2011’s Falling Skies, which would be totally impressive had anyone watched it.
I know that when any movie see’s a lot of turnover with directors and writers it looks like good reason to get worried, but I wouldn’t get to worried. Rodat is probably just there to clean up the script and handle the rewrites the new director wants, clean up some ‘thees and thous’ and done deal.
The Thor sequel is set to start filming this November, with Chris Hemsworth returning as the title character, Tom Hiddleston back as Loki and we’ll probably also see Natalie Portman back as ol’whatshername.