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.

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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.