With the hype of the impending Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger movies currently circulating throughout the media, it has become somewhat easy to forget that the excellent Thor movie teased not only the aforementioned Avengers movie, but also a sequel of it’s own.
Today, news of the sequel hit the interwebs and one person from the original movie, won’t be returning.
By any measure of the term, Thor was a box office success. It grossed over $409 million based on a start budget of $150 million and therefore it is no real surprise that Marvel and Dinsey studio’s offiically green-lit the Thor sequel so soon. Thor 2 is set to be released July 26th 2013 and math’s buffs reading this will already have accurately deduced we’ll have to wait over two years before we see more norse god awesomeness *sad face*, but that’s understandable given The Avengers 2012 release date.
As for casting Chris Hemsworth has confirmed he will be back playing the Norse God in the second outing, so that’s excellent news, however, the director of the first movie, Kenneth Branagh, will not be returning. The reason for Branagh’s exit is not yet known, but according it is thought to be mutually amicable. How true that is, is another matter entirely.
What do you think of this? Will Thor succeed even without Branagh at the helm? Please let me know in the comments section below!
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