One of the big news items yesterday was Marvel and Disney's announcement that Thor 2 is moving foward, with a release date set for June 26, 2013. Today, the studios hired screenwriter Don Payne to write the script for their new sequel.
Thor 2 lands screenwriter Don Payne
Don Payne was one of the credited writers who worked on Thor, which has taken in over $437 million worldwide since its release in May. Marvel and Disney still need to find a director, though, since yesterday's report indicated Thor director Kenneth Branagh is not returning for Thor 2.
Aside from Thor, Don Payne wrote the screenplays for My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He also wrote for TV shows such as The Simpsons and Men Behaving Badly.
Our story from yesterday also indicated Chris Hemsworth is returning to Thor 2 as the title character. No other cast members have been announced yet for the superhero sequel.
Thor: The Dark World comes to theaters November 8th, 2013 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.