'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. Nicholaus XX

    his seems like a great idea. This guy has worked with some very popular, praised work material. Should be something above it's own merit.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. Sean

    @movie-nut
    I'm all for it as well.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Major Tom

    That's a shame, I liked Kenneth Branagh. But it sounds like this guy knows what he's doing, so I'm all for it!

    3 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  4. Ghostman

    It's going to be epic!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. BERSERKER

    @brucewayne - I was just about to say Jumaji and Honey I Shrunk the Kids are classics, but you beat me to it. And just for the record while we are talking about HISTK, for everybody who doesn't think Ant-Man wouldn't be cool just go back and watch Honey I Shrunk the Kids or Honey I Blow Up The Kid and tell me that wouldn't be cool to see a superhero do that.

    I'm right with you that Marvel has proven that they know what they are doing, i was just saying i don't think Brian Kirk is going to be the one who gets signed to direct Thor 2 overall. Not that he would be a bad choice, and Iron Man 2 is a can of worms we will not open lol.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 I'm just saying, only two films have managed to convince me that it works, and one of them was a theme park ride. Upon watching Thor in 3D, the hammer never hit me in the face.....more like a foul ball

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus 3D isn't necessary for most any movies. If I wasn't forced into the 3D when I saw movies in IMAX, I would definitely opt out given the choice.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I will make this perfectly clear, 3D isn't necessary for these new age hero films. i just hope for the sequel they can also blend in the background to Hemsworth better than last time.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Tons. Asha (name changed to Yara), Stannis, and a few others are bound to make an impression on you.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Such a good show

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus New articles in GOT, or Thor?

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. ejk1

    @dan1 Yeah, but we talk a lot. On FB, MSN, and MW. It's kind of like Pardon The Interruption on ESPN. We congregate and talk about film, comics, and other such entertainment.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Are we getting new characters? aside from the ones already casted?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. Dan

    Notice how much more awesome our conversations versus those who talk about the article's information? :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. ejk1

    @dan1 True and fair enough my friend.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  16. Dan

    @ejk1 I'll let you read the books before we have that discussion. You'll become overly inquisitive, and spoil things for yourself, because I might say something I shouldn't have.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. ejk1

    @dan1 That's okay. I imagine she would want to go into hiding for a while, to raise those dragons. I don't know if I'm right about this, but I think once the news of three dragons being born hits Westeros, the kingdom is gonna be looking for blood.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  18. Dan

    @ejk1 Surprisingly, the Khaleesi is sparse in book two so far. I mean, she has a few chapters, and they're pretty epic, but not enough. I hope HBO spruces that up some.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus Good idea. I like me some Khaleesi.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Then get Daenerys Targaryen to tame him

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  21. Dan

    See what you did, @bawnian-dexeus, you woke the dragon.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  22. ejk1

    @dan1 better than Marlon Wayans. F*cking bullsh*t.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  23. Dan

    @ejk1 Next up for Nichols, getting her freak on with Khal Drogo, I mean Conan.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  24. ejk1

    F*cking Cobra Commander's identity is known, and he's Baroness's younger brother. I wanted to punch someone for that sh*tball.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  25. ejk1

    F*cking jumpsuits that ultimately failed. What the f*ck was that sh*t. Is it wrong that I was rooting for the movie to just end with everyone dead?

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  26. ejk1

    @dan1 She was the only redeeming quality of that POS (until she turned good, anyways), which is upsetting because I love Rachel Nichols as well, but her Scarlet was boring as hell.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 I type dangerously

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  28. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Lol, you had to bring up that role. You know he doesn't like that movie.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  29. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 The Baroness as Amora....lovely

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag