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‘Saving Private Ryan’ Writer Robert Rodat to Rewrite Marvel’s ‘Thor 2’

After having trouble locking down a director, which left both Brian Kirk and Patty Jenkins out in the wind, Marvel seems to finally be getting Thor 2 on track with TV director Alan Taylor stepping up to the plate. Recently, Tom Hiddleston, who played the first film’s deceptive villain Loki, even said that the sequel will be shooting this summer. However, a quick rewrite will be done by Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot screenwriter Robert Rodat after the initial script was penned by Don Payne. It’s probably a good choice since Payne was behind the script for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Deadline confirms the film is indeed slated to go into production later this year so it can meet its planned release date in November of 2013. Honestly, this kind of rush job and director musical chairs has me worried for a sequel …

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