Earlier this week, director Patty Jenkins stepped away from the superhero sequel Thor 2. Today we have word that Marvel Studios is eyeing TV directors Alan Taylor and Daniel Minahan. It isn't clear if there is a front runner among the directors as of yet.
Both directors have feature films under their belts, Alan Taylor with Palookaville and Daniel Minahan with Series 7: The Contenders, but both are primarily known for their TV work. Alan Taylor has directed episodes of Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, and Boardwalk Empire, while Daniel Minahan has directed for True Blood, The Good Wife, and Grey's Anatomy. They have both directed episodes of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Marvel is also searching for a new screenwriter to take over scripting duties on Thor 2. Sheldon Turner (X-Men: First Class), John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World), Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan), and Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) are among the top candidates to rework the screenplay.