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The Neverending Slog of Marvel Movies Continue: Thor 2 Finds a Director

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 28, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 28, 2011 |

I’m still stoked about 2012’s The Avengers, of course, but doesn’t that seem like a natural stopping point? Must we really continue to parade out slightly above average superhero films until every iota of novelty has worn off? Marvel has one great movie under its belt, and a series of very watchable but completely unmemorable films under its belt, and given Marvel’s conservative, on-the-cheap, factory-style approach — modest risk, modest reward — can we really expect much better?

Deadline is reporting that Alan Taylor is now set to direct Thor 2. He’s your typical Marvel man: He’s not particularly distinctive, is likely willing to take orders, and he’s cheap. He replaces Patty Jenkins on the project, who dropped out after it became apparent that she couldn’t take orders.

You may know Taylor as the director of TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Nurse Jackie.” He’s probably very good at filming exactly what’s in the script.

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