'Thor' sequel loses original director
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Published: 12/7/2011 6:15 PM
Print this article The surprise hit superhero movie "Thor" was gearing up for a sequel with acclaimed director Patty Jenkins but recent developments are putting the future of the film in doubt. Jenkins has stepped away from the project citing creative differences, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The change is a big hit for the franchise. Jenkins had was behind the 2004 drama "Monster" that won Charlize Theron and Academy Award for Best Actress and may have lent a different look to the film. Despite the setback, producers do not believe that it will delay filming or the overall outcome of the movie.
"It will primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster [Natalie Portman], and how the new dynamic with his father [Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins] is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds," Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege told the publication.
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