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Thor 2 director Patty Jenkins quits movie

Patty Jenkins

Story by Jack Foley

PATTY Jenkins, the director of Thor 2, has left the movie over “creative differences”.

The filmmaker would have become the first female director of a Marvel Studios movie and had been lined up to replace Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first film.

But in a statement on Wednesday (December 7, 2011), Jenkins revealed that she was no longer a part of the superhero sequel even though she had enjoyed her time on the project.

She told The Hollywood Reporter that she and Marvel had parted on “very good terms” and said she looked forward to working with them again in the future.

Jenkins is best known for directing the Charlize Theron Oscar winner Monster and the pilot episode of the US version of TV show The Killing.

A replacement director is expected to be announced by Marvel very quickly as the movie is currently in the midst of production.

Indeed, Jenkins herself had only recently taken a break from filming to give The Hollywood Reporter an interview in an issue devoted to female filmmakers during which she expressed her excitement at being involved in the sequel and praised Marvel’s bravery for allowing her to direct.

She becomes the second filmmaker to depart the sequel over “creative differences” as Branagh also cited the same reason for not returning.

Marvel have so far refused to comment.

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  1. Thor 2 will be another big budget Marvel blockbuster. They need a suitable director for it yesterday. A shame Branagh was not available.

    David Scholes    Dec 8    #