Marvel Studios has officially hired Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor as the director of Thor 2 replacing the previously fired director Patty Jenkins. Taylor has also worked on TV series such as Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Nurse Jackie.
Taylor is a solid director that has worked on some pretty big TV series, and I think he is a solid choice to direct the epic sequel to Thor. The fact that he's worked on Game of Thrones is a huge selling point, and if Marvel hired him he must have had some pretty good ideas on how to tackle the story for Thor 2.
As we previously reported, the first draft of the script was written by Don Payne, and there's a great short list of new writers that Marvel is looking to hire for the film that includes John Collee (Happy Feet and Master and Commander: Far Side of the World), Robert Rodat (Falling Skies and wrote Saving Private Ryan), and Roger Avary, who co-wrote Pulp Fiction with Quentin Tarantino. These are all incredibly talented writers, and I would be happy to see any one of them come on board to work on the script.
What are your thoughts on Taylor taking on the directing duties of Thor 2?