Marvel Studios may have finally found a director for the superhero sequel Thor 2 with Patty Jenkins. Nothing has been made official yet, but it seems the Monster director is the front-runner at this point.
Patty Jenkins made her feature directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Monster, where Charlize Theron won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Patty Jenkins hasn't directed a movie since then, although she has directed episodes of Arrested Development, Entourage, and the pilot episode of The Killing.
We reported last month that Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk was in early talks to helm Thor 2, but it seems a deal was never reached. Don Payne (Thor, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) is writing the Thor 2 screenplay.
It isn't known when Thor 2 will start production, although Marvel Studios has set a July 26, 2013 release date for the superhero sequel.