Saturday, December 10, 2011
Patty Jenkins pulling out of Thor 2; who takes it over now?
"Creative differences". I always wonder what that really means when someone quits, or is fired from a film. Patty Jenkins is quitting Thor 2, the sequel to the hugely successful superhero film from 2011. She and Marvel had "creative differences" and she's out. I'm sure it will take months, if not years, before we find out why she really quit. But for now, who should take over? The studio is looking at Alan Taylor, who has directed a lot of TV series. Everything from "Lost" to "The Sopranos", "Game of Thrones" and "Mad Men". That would be an interesting choice; he could easily handle the dramatic aspect of the character.
The studio is also looking at Daniel Minahan, another TV director. Minahan has directed "Six Feet Under", "Deadwood", "True Blood", and coincidentally, "Game of Thrones". I see what Marvel is attempting here. They're stingy bastards and want someone cheaper who will do whatever they want.