Thor 2 gets (another) director.

“Whosoever sits in this chair, if they be worthy, shall direct the sequel of Thor.”

Ever since Kenneth Branagh strangely abandoned the director’s chair last summer, it seems as though there has been a quest of mythical proportions to find someone to keep this slot occupied. Just recently it was reported that Monster director, Patty Jenkins, parted ways with the House of Mouse under the ‘go f*ck yourself’ safety net of creative differences’, much to very publicized chagrin of leading lady Natalie ‘Why am I in this movie again?’ Portman.

Now anyone who follows filmmaking knows that it’s not usually a good sign to see a roulette wheel of directors come and go for a film before it even starts filming, (the Wolverine sequel immediately springs to mind.)

Now it is Disney’s notorious reputation to shoot-first / write script later, to blame for the delay or is something else behind it. Knowing that the film already has a release date of November, 15th 2013 and a tentative production start date for this upcoming spring, maybe the culprit is simply standard Hollywood fast tracking? Right now, that’s anyone’s guess.

As it stands right now, there seems to be a winner. Deadline.com reported this weekend that the director’s slot was finally filled by veteran TV director Alan Taylor. Taylor has directed everything from Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire to The Sopranos, but it was more than likely that his most recent work on HBO’s Emmy-winning, ‘A Game of Thrones’ that landed him the coveted position. Hopefully, his time spent in Winterfell will ultimately make Taylor a good fit for the film.

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Dorjan Javas Williams has been in Film/Video production for 8+ years. Starting out as an intern and then a production assistant for several production companies in the Miami area, he has worked on set for all types of productions ranging from independent films, student films, music videos, documentaries, commercials, red carpet events and reality shows. Over the years, he has followed his passion to Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Chicago, Tampa even London. Recently, he has even taken on the role of production supervisor and instructor at two South Florida institutions, the Miami Film School and Miami Media School. As Production Supervisor, he assisted the film students in helping them prepare, develop, shoot and edit their short films as well as, helping them verify their film shoot locations, permits, props, release forms, cast and shot lists. Then as Instructor, he taught students Filmmaking and Production which included camera, lighting, sound, pre-production, script review and casting. As of Spring 2014, Dorjan has produced, written, directed and edited 4 short films, of which 3 have won awards from local film festivals for Audience Favorite. He is currently working on completing his first anthology series, See No Evil. His objective is to ultimately fulfill his dream of becoming a full-time 'anthology' writer/director, by producing films and short films series series that present different stories and characters within each episode or season. He can be contacted here.