In December, Patty Jenkins, the director of Monster, was let go from the production of Thor 2. She would've been the first female to direct a major superhero movie (really?) and her firing reportedly pissed off Natalie Portman (though, we think it just sounded more like Natalie was kind of bummed out, not "furious.") Since then, Marvel has hired Alan Taylor (most known for directing television -- and we don't mean anything negative by that) to helm Thor 2, which should begin filming this summer (with a November 2013 release date.)
The part that gave us pause was that Marvel didn't consider any other female directors to replace Patty. A lot of speculation around the 'net was that the "only" other viable candidate would be Kathryn Bigelow. Partly because she's Oscar-accredited, partly because she's apparently an "action" director. (Though, if Branagh can direct a superhero movie, why can't any other genre director, but that's just sensible talk.) So here's our list of possible replacements for Alan, should he decide he'd rather direct another episode of Game of Thrones, instead:
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I kind of feel bad for going to see Fright Night this weekend. For a couple of reasons:
1. I barely remember the original. I was 6 when it came out and maybe 8 when I saw it. My mom was going out for the night and told the babysitter she had both Fright Night and Sex, Lies, and Videotape on VHS. Which was apparently a big deal. The babysitter chose Fright Night and all I remember was being scared all to hell.
First off, I would like to introduce my co linker, Artoo the wonder dog. He will be snuggling as I write, he is excellent at it. And now, the links!