thor chris hemsworth 'Game of Thrones,' 'Sopranos' director Alan Taylor tapped for 'Thor 2'Marvel’s sequel to “Thor” has found a new director in the land of Westeros.

Alan Taylor, who directed the final two episodes of “Game of Thrones'” first season for HBO, has been hired to helm “Thor 2,” Deadline reports. He replaces Patty Jenkins, who parted ways with Marvel earlier this month.

Taylor has only a couple of feature films to his credit — most notably the 1995 indie “Palookaville” — but he’s a prolific TV director. He’s been a go-to guy for HBO, directing episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Deadwood,” “Sex and the City,” “Bored to Death” and “Boardwalk Empire.” His other credits include the pilot and several other episodes of “Mad Men” and multiple episodes of “Homicide.”

“Thor 2” is currently scheduled for release in November 2013, and you’ll see Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god in “The Avengers” next May.

Posted by:Rick Porter