As reported a couple of weeks ago, Taylor was one of two directors that the studio was looking at to oversee the sequel to the one of their two hit superhero films from this past summer following the departure of their initial pick for the job, Patty Jenkins.
Taylor was in competition with Daniel Minahan for the position. Both have a number of television directorial credits on their resume including the popular HBO fantasy Game Of Thrones. But the fact that Taylor also has some feature film credits, including 1996′s Palookaville, may have given him the edge needed to win the job.
Marvel is still looking for a screenwriter to take another pass at the script already turned in by Don Payne. Among the candidates for the job are John Collee (Master And Commander: Far Side Of The World), Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) and Roger Avary (co-writer with Quentin Tarantino on Pulp Fiction). All fine choices, though I have to admit that I am rather curious as to what an Avary-scripted Thor movie will be like.
Currently Marvel has Thor 2 scheduled for a Nov 15, 2013 release, six months after the release their Iron Man 3.
Via Hollywood Reporter.