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Old 08-07-2011, 05:08 AM  
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Brian Kirk in talks to direct 'Thor 2'

Brian Kirk in talks to direct 'Thor 2'

Marvel, Disney taps 'Game of Thrones' helmer for superhero sequel

By Marc Graser, Justin Kroll
After tackling the fantasy genre with episodes of HBO's "Game of Thrones," helmer Brian Kirk is in early talks to direct "Thor 2" for Marvel Studios and Disney.

Pic would mark Kirk's directorial debut on a major Hollywood production, which has already been skedded for a July 26, 2013 release.

The project will bring back Chris Hemsworth's hammer-wielding superhero to the bigscreen for his next adventure after "The Avengers."

Kirk rose to the top of the list of directors vying for the job after he showed his abilities to juggle large ensembles of thesps and complex storylines in his TV projects, while also grounding the fantasy genre via his work on "Thrones." The "Thor" sequel is expected to feature a large cast of Aasgardians and creatures in the Norse mythology-set world.

In addition to "Thrones," the Irish helmer is best known for directing episodes of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" as well as Showtime's "Dexter" and BBC's "Luther." He has also helmed episodes of yet-to-bow series "Luck" on HBO and "Great Expectations" on BBC.

Disney was eager to put the pic on its schedule after "Thor" collected $447 million at the worldwide box office, and the character proves a central figure in "The Avengers."

Although invited back to direct Hemsworth in another "Thor," Kenneth Branagh opted not to return.

Don Payne, who co-wrote "Thor," is tackling the sequel. He also scripted Fox's "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."

Production began last month on "Great Expectations," BBC's three-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel. Project, penned by Sarah Phelps, stars Ray Winstone, Gillian Anderson, Douglas Booth, Izzy Meikle-Small and Vanessa Kirby.

A number of other helmers had been considered for the "Thor" sequel, including Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods"), James McTeigue ("Ninja Assassin"), Noam Murro ("300: Battle of Artemesia") and Breck Eisner ("The Crazies").

Other helmers are also being eyed should Kirk's deal not go through.

A Marvel Studios spokesperson declined to comment.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #16
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Joss Whedon was airlifted in to fix Thor: The Dark World

By Sean O'Neal September 18, 2013
Whereas normal people are forced to slog through their days just accepting the stilted dialogue and strained exposition, director Alan Taylor has at his disposal the Marvel studio machine—and thus its most valuable resource, Joss Whedon. Speaking to SFX Magazine, Taylor discussed how a couple of problems on Thor: The Dark World led to him calling in the big, quippy guns, whereupon Whedon “basically got airlifted in, like a SWAT team or something” out of a scene that Taylor couldn’t make exciting to save his life. Instead Whedon did that for him, rewriting the script on the spot and—after Taylor says he grabbed Whedon before he could get back to his plane—playing fixer on two more scenes he was having trouble with, presumably just nonchalantly tossing the edits over his shoulder as he swaggered down the jetway.
According to Taylor, those Whedoned scenes were “were just much better and much lighter on their feet… much more fun, much more surprising than what we had been trying to do,” which is definitely what you airlift Joss Whedon in for, if you can afford it. Hopefully Whedon will soon get to the point where he can devote himself to philanthropically flying around the world visiting the less fortunate, swooping in like a guardian angel to punch up their lives a little.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:06 AM   #17
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Joss Whedon was airlifted in to fix Thor: The Dark World

By Sean O'Neal September 18, 2013
Whereas normal people are forced to slog through their days just accepting the stilted dialogue and strained exposition, director Alan Taylor has at his disposal the Marvel studio machine—and thus its most valuable resource, Joss Whedon. Speaking to SFX Magazine, Taylor discussed how a couple of problems on Thor: The Dark World led to him calling in the big, quippy guns, whereupon Whedon “basically got airlifted in, like a SWAT team or something” out of a scene that Taylor couldn’t make exciting to save his life. Instead Whedon did that for him, rewriting the script on the spot and—after Taylor says he grabbed Whedon before he could get back to his plane—playing fixer on two more scenes he was having trouble with, presumably just nonchalantly tossing the edits over his shoulder as he swaggered down the jetway.
According to Taylor, those Whedoned scenes were “were just much better and much lighter on their feet… much more fun, much more surprising than what we had been trying to do,”
which is definitely what you airlift Joss Whedon in for, if you can afford it. Hopefully Whedon will soon get to the point where he can devote himself to philanthropically flying around the world visiting the less fortunate, swooping in like a guardian angel to punch up their lives a little.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #18
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #19
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #20
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Looks like Heimdall gets in on the action as well.

Anticipation for this movie - growing.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:23 PM   #21
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Looks like Heimdall gets in on the action as well.

Anticipation for this movie - growing.
I remember Loki mentioned something about Heimdall being uber powerful and even asked him if Odin feared him. Dude must be a ****ing pimp.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #22
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:32 PM   #28
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Who cleans up after Thor just lands willy nilly on the sidewalks and streets and destroys them?
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:42 PM   #30
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True. This never gets addressed in super hero movies. Who cleans and who pays for the billions in damages created in Man of Steel, Avengers, etc....?
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