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Merry Christmas Alan Taylor! You’re The New Director Of ‘Thor 2’!

Merry Christmas Alan Taylor! You're The New Director Of 'Thor 2'!

Looks like the offices of Marvel didn’t close for Christmas. After flirting with “Game Of Thrones” director Brian Kirk and “Monster” helmer Patty Jenkins, a new director for “Thor 2” has been found. For now.

Deadline shook off their egg nog hangover to report that Alan Taylor is the latest to land the gig directing the sequel to the hit comic book movie. Like his predecessors, Taylor likely comes cheap, will follow orders, and doesn’t seem immediately suited to the job, being the man behind films like the indie “Palookaville” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” But he’s done a brace of television work, including “Game Of Thrones,” a program that Marvel execs seemed obsessed with. This means a lump of coal for Daniel Minahan, also contending to direct the movie, and who not coincidentally is also behind epsiodes “Game Of Thrones.”

No word yet on how Natalie Portman feels about all this. “Thor 2” opens on November 15, 2013.

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