Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Monster" Director Takes On "Thor 2"

Marvel Studios has confirmed that Patty Jenkins ("Monster") will direct "Thor 2", to be released in theatres, November 15, 2013.

Actor Chris Hemsworth will return as 'Thor', Natalie Portman as 'Jane Foster' and Tom Hiddleston as 'Loki'.

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige will produce the sequel.

Released May 6, 2011 by Paramount, the PG-13 rated action adventure "Thor" had a production budget of $150 million, earning a domestic total gross of $181,030,624 and a foreign gross of $267,482,200, bringing its world-wide theatrical total to $448,512,824.

Rather than being real 'gods', 'Thor' and the denizens of Asgard are an alien race that were worshipped as gods by the ancient Norse :

" 965 AD, 'Odin' (Anthony Hopkins), king of 'Asgard', wages war against the 'Frost Giants of Jotunheim' and their leader 'Laufey' (Colm Feore), to prevent them from conquering the nine realms, starting with Earth. But the Asgardian warriors defeat the Frost Giants and seize the source of their power, the 'Casket of Ancient Winters'.

"In the present, Odin's son 'Thor (Chris Hemsworth) prepares to ascend to the throne of Asgard, but is interrupted when Frost Giants attempt to retrieve the Casket. Against Odin's order, Thor travels to Jotunheim to confront Laufey, accompanied by his brother 'Loki' (Tom Hiddleston), childhood friend 'Sif' (Jaimie Alexander) and the 'Warriors Three: 'Volstagg' (Ray Stevenson), 'Fandral' (Joshua Dallas) and 'Hogun' (Tadanobu Asano).

"A battle ensues until Odin intervenes to save the Asgardians, destroying the fragile truce between the two races. For Thor's arrogance, Odin strips his son of his godly power and exiles him to Earth as a mortal, accompanied by his hammer 'Mjolnir' — the source of his power, now protected by an enchantment to allow only the worthy to wield it..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Thor"...