June 30, 2011 3:04pm PT by Borys Kit
'Thor 2' Headed to Theaters in July 2013
By Odin's beard, get ready for Thor 2.
Disney and Marvel Studios are moving ahead with a sequel to the hit superhero movie, setting a July 26, 2013 release date for the movie.
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Kenneth Branagh will not return to direct, though he will produce. According to sources, Branagh had an option to direct the sequel and there were talks, but a 'mutual parting of ways' occurred.
No writers have been hired for the sequel although Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, is slated to reprise his role.
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Thor made $437 million at the worldwide box office.