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View Poll Results: What grade do you give THOR?
A+ 25 12.25%
A 48 23.53%
A- 49 24.02%
B+ 33 16.18%
B 24 11.76%
B- 9 4.41%
C+ 5 2.45%
C 6 2.94%
C- 1 0.49%
D+ 0 0%
D 2 0.98%
D- 0 0%
F 2 0.98%
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Old December 15 2011, 06:04 PM   #811
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^ She's contractually bound to it. If she bows out, she gets her delectable little ass sued off her.
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Old December 25 2011, 12:59 AM   #812
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^ That's a little harsh in my opinion...she is entitled to express whatever opinions she has as long as she full fills the terms of her contract. Also I'm assuming Marvel Studios could release her from her contract and find someone else if they so desire. I'm assuming Nat was just expressing her opinion.

A new director has been found.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=85465

Personally I'm a little concerned about "Thor 2". Kind of wish Kenneth remained, and surprised Marvel Studios didn't go for more high profile ones since they like to try and attract top talent. This just reaffirms my belief that they need to start treading carefully with their control over their products. Just because things are going well right now and leading into "Avengers" doesn't mean they shouldn't keep the eye on the ball afterwards as well. They could very well start driving away the very talent they want to attract.
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Old December 25 2011, 01:21 AM   #813
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Yeah, I'm shocked to see them going from people like Kenneth Brannagh, Jon Fravreau, and Joss Whedon, to a guy who's directed Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and The Sopranos. Those are some very high profile shows, but it's still quite a step down from the the other directors they've gotten.
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Old December 25 2011, 04:57 AM   #814
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Jon Favreau wasn't considered a top talent in any sense when they chose him to direct Iron Man; he'd directed three movies, only one of which (Elf) had been any kind of success (though it was a big one), and that was in a completely unrelated genre. And, frankly, his one film post-Iron Man didn't set the world on fire. Branagh certainly has never worked on this scale before; neither has Whedon, despite being a big name in SF/F circles.

I don't know much about Taylor, but they picked a promising TV director with experience in the sort of medieval fantasy genre that Thor has a lot to do with (based solely on his resume, he's more suited for the film than Jenkins; but obviously, as Favreau and Branagh indicate, that doesn't necessarily mean anything). There's plenty of talent in Hollywood waiting for a crack at directing a major picture.
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Old December 25 2011, 02:57 PM   #815
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^ That's a little harsh in my opinion...she is entitled to express whatever opinions she has as long as she full fills the terms of her contract. Also I'm assuming Marvel Studios could release her from her contract and find someone else if they so desire. I'm assuming Nat was just expressing her opinion.
What was harsh? I said that if she dropped out of the movie which she's contractually bound to do, she'd be sued. That's the law of contract for you for you. I didn't say anything about her right of expression. Marvel could indeed release her from the contract; equally, they could decide not to and to sue her for breach of contract. And they'd be legally entitled to do so.

A new director has been found.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=85465

Personally I'm a little concerned about "Thor 2". Kind of wish Kenneth remained, and surprised Marvel Studios didn't go for more high profile ones since they like to try and attract top talent. This just reaffirms my belief that they need to start treading carefully with their control over their products. Just because things are going well right now and leading into "Avengers" doesn't mean they shouldn't keep the eye on the ball afterwards as well. They could very well start driving away the very talent they want to attract.
I wish Branagh had stayed on too. However, I get the impression he wanted to do a blockbuster and thus did Thor. Having done it, he clearly felt been there done that and didn't want to return. I don't think it was an Ed Norton-type situation.

Taylor isn't a household name; I hadn't heard of him but I had heard of some of the movies and tv shows he's made. Palookaville is a very under-rated little movie and the likes of Oz, Boardwalk and Game of Thrones speak for themselves, quality-wise. So I'm happy enough to give him a chance.
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Old December 25 2011, 04:56 PM   #816
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actually, KB said he's not doing 2 because he didn't want to rush straight into it after doing 1, which was what Marvel's scheduling demanded.
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Old December 25 2011, 10:41 PM   #817
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Jon Favreau wasn't considered a top talent in any sense when they chose him to direct Iron Man; he'd directed three movies, only one of which (Elf) had been any kind of success (though it was a big one), and that was in a completely unrelated genre. And, frankly, his one film post-Iron Man didn't set the world on fire. Branagh certainly has never worked on this scale before; neither has Whedon, despite being a big name in SF/F circles.
Oh, I guess I was overestimating Favreau and Brannagh's popularity prior to their work for Marvel.
I don't know much about Taylor, but they picked a promising TV director with experience in the sort of medieval fantasy genre that Thor has a lot to do with (based solely on his resume, he's more suited for the film than Jenkins; but obviously, as Favreau and Branagh indicate, that doesn't necessarily mean anything). There's plenty of talent in Hollywood waiting for a crack at directing a major picture.
Oh, I have no problem with Taylor, in fact I am now even more certain that the movie will be at least as good as the first one than I was when Jenkins was involved. Not to say I doubted Jenkins abilities, I'm just more confident in Taylor's based on his resume. Jenkins is pretty much an unknown to me, while I have seen at least some fairly lengthy clips, if not dozens of episodes, from alot of the stuff that Taylor has been involved with.
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Old January 9 2012, 07:10 PM   #818
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Once The Avengers is out they will begin filming on Thor 2 this summer reveals Tom Hiddleston.
"...And all I know about Thor 2 is that we're supposed to film it in London in the summer and that it's being directed by Alan Taylor."
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