‘Thor 2’ Gets Director Alan Taylor

‘Thor 2’ is now on the fast track, assuring that it will make its November 2013 release date.

Thor 2 gets director Alan Taylor
Thor 2 gets director Alan Taylor
Earlier this month, Patty Jenkins stepped down as the director of Thor 2. Marvel Studios moved quickly to find a replacement, and just a few days later had narrowed down the playing field to just two men, Alan Taylor and Daniel Minahan, both of whom had directed episodes of HBO's wildly popular series Game of Thrones.

Alan Taylor has been crowned the winner, and will officially direct Thor 2 for Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures. The man has one directorial feature under his belt with Palookaville, and he has also helmed some of the best episodes of Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, and Boardwalk Empire.

Thor 2 is now back on the fast track, and will still meet its November 15th, 2013 release date. Chris Hemsworth is returning to reprise his role as the hammer-wielding Norse god.

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: Deadline

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Comments (22)

  1. CBF

    "Alan Taylor has been crowned the winner, and will officially direct Thor 2 for Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures. The man has one directorial feature under his belt."

    'Nuff said.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  2. Sean

    I'm guessing that Thor 2's release date is probably going to be switched to some time in Summer 2013, considering that the first movie "Thor" was released in early Summer 2011?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    So far, so good.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. StephieBaybee

    I loved the first movie and cant wait for the avengers movie and thor 2, bring it onnnnnnnnnn!!! x

    3 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  5. Intoxicated

    Awesome let's see what he can do and make sure he doesn't f*ck it up! i'm getting sick of this switching director thing. Let us for once hope that marvel has made their choice.

    3 years agoby @IntoxicatedFlag

  6. Josh

    Cool. Let's get on with it!

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. Sean

    Yeah, Me too. I liked the first movie.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. Newtron

    I was so looking forward to a woman's take on Thor.

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  9. moviegeek

    I look forward to it!

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    Alan Taylor's recent credits "ALSO" include: "Boardwalk Empire" and "Nurse Jackie", and he directed the feature "Palookaville".

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. CelluloidDreams

    I hope Alan Taylor is good ....he did direct the pilot for "The Playboy Club" series!

    By his list of credits, it seems he directs more Tv than film!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  12. Jeronimo Mico

    Interesting choice of Director.

    3 years agoby @Jeronimo-MicoFlag

  13. Dan

    My confidence has risen.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  14. ejk1

    I would have preferred someone with a higher profile, but this isn't the worst choice.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  15. Daveactor7

    Game of thrones is amazing. I cannot wait

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  16. K-Man

    Well, better than Patty Jenkins.....but still not so sure how good of a thing that is overall.

    I guess we will find out in about a year and a half.....not that I'm really holding out for it. I'm Not that much of a Thor fan, especially after the first one. But that's just me.

    3 years agoby @k-manFlag

  17. the Narrator

    Noice. I'm curious to see what he can do with the project.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  18. WongFu

    haven't seen the first one yet

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag


    Things haven't been going good so far with Thor 2, let's hope all the madness was worth it. Make us proud Mr. Taylor.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    And now the ball has begun to roll

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  21. Salemwolf711

    now i am worried

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

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