And boy is it a strange one. Patty Jenkins has only directed one film. It’s a film that is, I think you’d agree, a little bit different to Thor – the 2003 Charlize Theron Oscar winning vehicle, Monster.
She’s also done some TV work since then, including the excellent 2 hour pilot for AMC’s The Killing, which again, way way way different to the Thor universe.
I dunno, I think I would like the boldness of this choice, and it sounds like Natalie is keen on this becoming a reality as well.
“Thor 2” already is skedded for a July 26, 2013 release, and will reunite Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman, who sparked to Jenkins after recent meetings.
Not surprised Natalie would be stoked to work with a female director and it could be great for the character of Jane Foster as Monster and The Killing had some incredible female roles and performances.
PS – I guess this also counts as confirmation that Natalie will be in the sequel?