Possibly the least surprising news of the day is that Thor will return to the big screen for a second outing in July of 2013. A sequel was hinted at at the end of the first movie (that doesn’t really mean a lot as most superhero movies these days are set up in that way – even the dire Green Lantern) so expect Loki to make a villainous return.
Deadline reports that Chris Hemsworth will be wielding Mjolnir again in the sequel (Marvel usually signs actors for several films to maintain continuity) but that Kenneth Branagh has bowed out of the director’s position. Before he gets another solo movie, Thor will crop up alongside Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in The Avengers which they’re out filming as we speak.
Hemsworth meanwhile will be making an appearance in the action thriller Shadow Runner and also in Snow White And The Huntsman opposite Kristen Stewart after he finishes working on The Avengers.