Deadline have reported that, following the magnitude of the success of Kenneth Branagh's film Thor, a sequel has received the green-light and will hit our screens in July 2013. Disney and Marvel Studios made the official decision and Disney revealed to MTV that Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise his role, whilst Kenneth Branagh will not be returning as director.
After grossing $437 million worldwide you'd think there wouldn't be any need for such a large change as a change of director. However the dropping of Branagh was allegedly a 'mutual and amicable' one and that Branagh may return in a producing role. The hunt is now on for a new director.
I am yet to see Thor but the numbers speak for themselves and I think any sequel that retains Hemsworth at its helm will go down well with fans of the first film. We come to expect sequels from
any film that brings in the cash (Iron Man 3 has been confirmed) and Thor will now officially go down this route.
Is it me or does there seem to be a hell of a lot of sequels and prequels coming out recently? Do we need more films that have no vision of ever producing follow up films? Let us know in the comments below. Also, are you excited about the prospect of Thor 2?
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