Thor 2 being rewritten by Robert Rodat

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Kenneth Branagh directs one of 2011's most successful films in this epic fantasy action adventure based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the title name. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor's father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) banishes him to Earth, where he's forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Thor's new home, he learns what it takes to be a true hero. Rounding out the superb cast of Thor are actors Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Rene Russo & Stellan Skarsgard.

January 11th, 2012

'Thor 2' is being re-written by 'Saving Private Ryan's Robert Rodat.

The Hollywood scriptwriter has been brought in by Marvel to re-write the script, a first draft of which has already been submitted by Don Payne.

The comic book company has a policy of always getting a second writer to look over and polish scripts which have initially been submitted.

The film will be directed by Alan Taylor, as confirmed by Tom Hiddleston, who will return to reprise his character Loki, as well as Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman.

Tom said: "All I know about 'Thor 2' is that we're supposed to film it in London in the summer and that it's being directed by Alan Taylor."

Rodat, is best known for scripting Saving Private Ryan - for which he received an Oscar nomination - but he has also worked on films including 'Fly Away Home' and 'The Patriot' as well as overseeing alien invasion TV drama 'Falling Skies'.