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It appears that Patty Jenkins is in talks to direct the Thor sequel for Marvel Studios and Disney Pictures.

Jenkins wrote and directed the 2003 drama Monster, which garnered star Charlize Theron an Academy Award for Best Actress. Jenkins has since directed episodes of Entourage, Arrested Development, and the recent critically acclaimed two-hour pilot of AMC’s The Killing. Jenkins has reportedly beat out Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones), Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), James McTeigue (Ninja Assassin), Noam Murro (300: Battle of Artemesia) and Breck Eisner (The Crazies) for the director’s chair.

In other Marvel Studios news, Chris Evans says that the Captain America sequel will likely get a 2014 release date.

“They may wait until 2014 until they release the next Cap. Marvel has a lot of balls in the air, they aren’t going to cannibalize their films.” says the actor.

He also recently confirmed that he’s signed on for three Captain America films and three Avengers films, so it is unlikely that Cap will appear in any of the other Marvel Studios films. Marvel has already set aside May 16th 2014 and June 27th 2014 as release dates but hasn’t announced which films will be gracing theater screens on those days. Evans also had something to say regarding the new Captain America costume in The Avengers that have some fans in an uproar.

“The first one was a 1940’s look, very utilitarian, something that would serve a purpose on the battlefield. But in The Avengers, Joss just had a certain vision in his mind about what he wanted Cap to look like. That’s what he wanted to see. It’s so nice working on these movies and the director’s a fan. He’s the dude at Comic-Con that we’re terrified of pissing off. If Joss is happy, I’m happy.”

I’m excited for both films, but Patty Jenkins does seem like an unusual choice for Thor 2. Monster was a great film and Jenkins got an extremely chilling performance out of Theron, but she hasn’t handled this type of blockbuster film before. What does everyone else think?  Keep following Comic Booked for all of the latest movie news.

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