Marvel Narrows Down THOR 2 Replacement Director To Two Candidates

With Patty Jenkins leaving the directorial post for Thor 2 last week, Marvel Studios has swung into high gear to find a replacement. In just a few days they have reportedly have their picks down to two candidates – Alan Taylor and Daniel Minahan.

Both choices have extensive television credits. Minahan’s resume contains a number of episodes of Game of Thrones, True Blood, Deadwood and Grey’s Anatomy. Tyler also has some Game Of Thrones episodes to his credit, as well as installments of Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Mad Men. He does have a few features to his credit, most notably 1996’s Palookaville.

Minahan and Tyler each have experience with genre material and the special effects that will undoubtedly be part of the shoot. They both strike me as good, capable journeymen who might not bring any particularly unique flair to the film, but will deliver something that isn’t completely unwatchable.

Reportedly, Marvel was also in the market for someone to rewrite the screenplay draft already handed 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.

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