By Odin’s beard, get ready for “Thor 2.”
Disney and Marvel Studios are moving ahead with a sequel to the hit superhero movie, setting a July 26, 2013 release date.
Kenneth Branagh will not return to direct, though he will serve as a producer. According to sources, Branagh had an option to direct the sequel and there were talks, but a ‘mutual parting of ways’ occurred.
No writers have been hired for the sequel although Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, is slated to reprise his role.
“Thor” made $437 million at the worldwide box office.