Disney forging ‘Thor 2’ for 2013

Hemsworth is back, Branagh is not; pic bows July 26, 2013

Disney and Marvel Studios are ready to wield Thor’s hammer again, with “Thor 2” being prepped for a July 26, 2013, release.

While Chris Hemsworth will again don the armor as the Norse god, Kenneth Branagh will not direct again.

A sequel had already been a high priority at Marvel, with Don Payne, one of the scribes on the first film, already taking a stab at the story.

Disney will also unspool “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013, setting up a release sked similar to this year’s: “Thor” bowed in May, to be followed by “Captain America: The First Avenger” in July.

Marvel has Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” which also prominently features the Thor character, lensing for a summer 2012 release.

“Thor” has earned $437 million worldwide since May 6. It collected $177 million domestically.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading