Given that Thor did decent business at the box office for Marvel, it’s no surprise that the company would be making its plans for a sequel. And though quiet moves have been afoot for a while now, the studio and corporate owners Disney have now made it official, booking a July 26, 2013 release date for another round of Norse play.
But while Deadline reports that Chris Hemsworth will once again be swinging Mjolnir as the central hero (not a shocker, since Marvel signs most of its cast members to multiple film deals), it would seem that Kenneth Branagh has either decided not to return or that the company has opted to go in another direction (no pun intended) for the next film. Cue a mad scramble of agents trying to get their megaphone-wielding clients the job.
Thor co-writer Don Payne has already been kicking around ideas for a second film, though no detaihas slipped out just yet. But the hero’s story continues, of course, in The Avengers, which Hemsworth is now busy shooting alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and the rest.
He’s also become quite an in-demand performer since donning the cape: just yesterday, he was attached to action thriller Shadow Runner and will follow up his Avengers duty by teaching Kristen Stewart to survive and fight back in Snow White and the Huntsman.
So come on, then, Thor fans: what do you want to see happen in the sequel? And who do you want to see come back? More work for the Warriors Three? A villain you’d like to see get hammered? Odin commands your response!James White