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'Thor 2' Has Director Brian Kirk in Early Negotiations

The Marvel sequel is due in theaters July 26th of 2013, and promises to be twice as big as the original.
Thor 2 eyes director Brian Kirk
Thor 2 eyes director Brian Kirk
With Thor director Kenneth Branagh off doing an adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for Fox 2000, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures are sizing up Irish auteur Brian Kirk to take over directorial duties on Thor 2.

Brian Kirk is best known for directing episodes of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones. It was with this series that he proved he could manage a large ensemble in a fantasy epic while grounding the grandiose nature of the genre in reality. It was his work on the show that grabbed the attention of those in charge at Marvel Studios.

Thor 2 is expected to double its cast of larger than life Aasgardians and mythical Norse creatures, making it one of the largest scale Marvel adventures to date, second only to The Avengers.

Thor: The Dark World was released November 8th, 2013 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.

Sources: Variety

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  1. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus Um, not necessarily. My thought is that the ending credits must be the connection to The Avengers franchise, assuming sequels abound. Whatever way the individual movies go, there must be linkage somewhere along the line.

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  2. Dan

    @ejk1 Vandervoort is sexy and could be seductive, no doubt. She certainly did a number on that kid in V.

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  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 So your saying involve the Avengers for Surtur?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus It could be a two pronged battle. One in New York with Beta Ray and Sif leading as generals against Surtur's demon army, and Thor and other Asgardians kicking ass in Asgard.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus ::sniff, sniff::

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  6. ejk1

    @dan1 I like almost everything here, save one thing. Assume for a second that The avengers is the mega-hit we want it to be. Shouldn't those after ending credits scenes go towards building a sequel to The Avengers? Other than that, all is great. Will they show how Loki manipulated the death of Baldur? Using Amora would be great--my pick is Laura Vandervoort.

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  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Should Surtur's war take place in Asgard only?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 You should proud lol

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Dan

    @ejk1 Well, if they're gonna double the Asgardian cast, I want at least Baldur the Brave, Karnilla the Norn Queen, Loralei, Amora, and Skurge present. Then an exploration of another realm such as Muspelheim or Hela's domain. That would be more than plenty for the second movie. You could end it with the heralding of Surtur's coming in the after credits scene. Then in part 3 bring in Beta Ray Bill, and show off the initial rivalry between Thor and him, and settle some unresolved plot lines. At that point maybe have the Valkyries alert Odin of Surtur's arrival, and LOTR level battle commences. Or do a slower burn and show more worlds before that, as bringing in Surtur brings a kind of finality. Maybe like the third movie about Malekith the Accursed and the casket of Ancient Winter, then Surtur in the 4th.

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  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1@dan1 We can only hope this is the direction they are planning

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. The Boondock Saint

    ooooh. this could be good...

    3 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  12. ejk1

    @dan1 You're the Thor, expert. You tell me what should happen next.

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  13. Dan

    @ejk1 Stop being a cornball and jump in with your thoughts, papa smurf.

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  14. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Yeah, Amora's sister needs to make an appearance if Amora is in it. That sh*t could get complicated real quick, and keep the drama up effectively.

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  15. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus@dan1 Seriously, I feel like a proud poppa watching you two go lol.

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  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Which could bring in Lorelei and her love spell, thus causing a battle that hurts Sif

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Plus, the inclusion of Beta Ray Bill could be used as a close off between a love triangle between Thor, Sif, and Jane since Sif crushes on Bill.

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  18. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Beta Ray Bill can come in before Surtur's arrival, and have them duel for Mjolnir, then Bill get his own hammer after a forging sequence. That would be fun to see.

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  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1@dan1 I'm all for all 9 realms to be explored, and would be cool if an amount of films like that can be accomplished. Possibly throw in Beta Ray Bill in the mix for a story around Thor and Beta's rivalry for the hammer, before getting his own. He's my favorite thunderer

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  20. Dan

    @ejk1 I think I'll be good so long as we get more awesome hammer time this go around. Also, maybe Jane Foster in Asgard, causing complications, perhaps?

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  21. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus Look at @dan1 showing off some of his comic book knowledge. ::sniff:: Makes me so proud. Like a father watching his son grow up in front of his eyes, er, keyboard.

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  22. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus@dan1 I like the idea of exploring some of the other nine realms, but I do hope they show some restraint and string it along in a four or five film series. Too much in one film could be overkill.

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  23. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Heck yeah. I personally want to see some kind of Ragnarok scenario by the 3rd movie or something. Bring in Surtur and have him cause holy hell >:D

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  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Would be great for Hela to make a the scene where it looked like Thor was about to die, would have been cool to see her sprung up from the darkness to take his soul....I'm just saying.

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  25. Dan

    @moviegeek Um, I can agree and disagree with that. I also prefer to see more of what made the first one great there again and not substituted for grandiose battles, but at the same token, this is Thor we're discussing. Dude is the God of Thunder, a warrior, and battles are what he's bred for. If they do indeed use Enchantress, I'm expecting her to be similar to Loki, only manipulating characters on a bigger scale. If they go with Amora, that is. If they don't, they have plenty else they can do with the 9 realms, but I am all for go big or go home when it comes to this character.

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  26. Josh

    I don't know anything about this guy. I'm just excited we're getting Thor 2. I loved the first one, and Thor is one of my favourite Marvel characters.

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  27. moviegeek

    Good director from what I hear, but WHY are they making this larger in scale??? I'm tired of sequels that think expanding everything makes it better. Lose all of the thousands of extras and focus on central characters, not huge army battles.

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  28. Rudy

    @ROFLitschristian Just watch it on the internet, bootleg.
    Also, I'm still gonna see Thor 2, but I have the feeling that it's not gonna be extraordinary.

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  29. Sean

    I thought so too.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  30. Sean

    Yes, Exactly. Only time will tell.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  31. supermanvenom

    @themoviefanatic i thought thor was awesome. Action mixed with comedy

    3 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  32. ejk1

    @brady1138 What people, the director?

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  33. LuxoIII

    Aren't these people a little worried about being type casted?

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  34. Dan

    @ejk1 Still bitter that their little planet almost went kablooey.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  35. Monkeyiron 2.0

    I wonder will this guy capture the seem Shakespearean feel like the 1st have

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  36. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus Loki's too cool to do something like this. My money is on the Frost Giants.

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  37. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Or Loki made two accounts and is having an off day

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  38. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian and when it does, you can catch it online if you wanna save some moneh

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  39. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus They must not know Game of Thrones. Else they would NOT be thumbing this down.

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  40. ejk1

    @ROFLitschristian poor bastard. Oh well. It does come out on Blu-Ray in a month.

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  41. Dan

    @ROFLitschristian Dude! Thor was great.

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  42. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 More like two of them

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  43. ROFLitschristian

    Guh, today was the last day Thor was playing and I missed it. I'm so ashamed to be on this article.

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  44. K.Guy


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  45. Dan

    Who thumbed this down? Garbage man?

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  46. bipolarmassive

    Yeah okay?

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