Brian Kirk Not Officially Set To Direct Thor 2

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-09-01 12:33:52discussion comments
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In early August reports came down that said Thor 2 would be directed by Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk. The selection was a real win-win for both the fans and the studio. While Kirk isn't a big name, lovers of the fantasy genre - which Thor definitely fits into - have gone gaga over Game of Thrones, and because he has a lower profile Marvel probably doesn't have to pay him as much as Kenneth Branagh got for the first film. Apparently Tom Hiddleston thinks we should pump our brakes, however.

Speaking with MTV, Hiddleston revealed that the studio has not yet officially hired Kirk to direct the superhero sequel. Asked if he has had the chance to speak with Kirk about the project yet, Hiddleston said, "I havenít. I also donít know that thatís actually confirmed." Acknowledging that everything surrounding the secretive Marvel movies sounds cryptic, he then said, "Thatís not me being coy. I spoke to Kevin Feige last week on [The Avengers] set and he said, 'Oh no, we havenít got anyone yet. Weíre thinking about people. I think [Kirk's] name is definitely in the hat, but I donít think anything is solid."

The site also took the opportunity to ask what direction we might be seeing Loki go in for both The Avengers and Thor 2. Hiddleston confirmed that the God of Mischief will be getting even more evil, but won't lose the depth that made the character such a standout in the first film. "In The Avengers heís really dark and kind of sociopathic, or maybe even psychopathic is the word, in a deluded way," Hiddleston said. "Obviously I havenít let go of the spiritual damage at the heart of him, it still comes from that lost place, but heís just incredibly nasty. I think that probably in Thor 2 his previous actions will, heíll have to take responsibility for what heís done."

Lastly, the actor expressed that there is a scene he'd love to do in a future film, but he doesn't ever see it making its way to the big screen. ""This isnít definitely going to happen, but I think there would be nothing more awesome than seeing Loki and Thor fight somebody side by side," Hiddleston said.

Following the terrific portrayal of the character in Thor it would be criminal if Loki became one-sided in future installments, but it sounds like Hiddleston isn't going to let that happen. As long as the God of Thunder is around to remind him that he is the second son, I think Loki will continue being the messed-up little bastard he is.
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