Kenneth Branagh On Why He Is Not Directing Thor 2!

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Kenneth Branagh talked recently about the reasons behind his departure from the directors chair of the sequel to the box office hit “Thor“. While at it, we find out what the director thinks of Patty Jenkins taking over.


Branagh unfortunately will not be returning for Thor‘s next adventure and director Patty Jenkins was brought in to take over for him. MovieFone chatted with Branagh recently and amongst other things, the question of  why he left the project had to be made:

“It was simply timing. I loved doing the movie, I’d love to do another movie for Marvel, and it was just timing. The requirement for me was just to get back in the saddle so swiftly that it wasn’t really feasible, but it was a decision [Marvel] understood.”

When asked about Jenkins taking over for him:

Patty Jenkins

“I, along with a lot of other people, are very excited about the appointment of Patty Jenkins. I think that’s a great choice to direct the movie. I know that Kevin Feige and all the people I worked very closely with, who were absolutely parts of the creation of that movie, are keen to produce a great second picture. So it was the right decision for me and for them and I am really looking forward to see how the second one develops.”

Thor 2 will hit theaters on November 15, 2013

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Source : Moviefone