Now that Disney is moving forward with Lone Ranger, even giving the movie a revised release date (May 31, 2013 — more on that movie in a few minutes) the studio is moving some other things around. Most notably, Disney has pushed Thor 2 back from July 26 2013 to November 15, 2013. That July 26 date isn’t going to be devoid of Disney product, however, as the studio will stick Phineas and Ferb in there.

Update: Patty Jenkins has been confirmed as the director of Thor 2. The press release has been added below.

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Marvel Studios had quite a big summer this year, with Thor, X-Men: First Class, and Captain America: The First Avenger all opening within three months of each other. And we already know they’ve got an equally huge 2012 lined up as well, with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Amazing Spider-Man, and of course, The Avengers all slated for next year. But what comes after that? After the jump, read about the studio’s plans for 2013 and beyond, which include the previously announced Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 as well as some more unexpected projects.

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A little ripple of mixed confusion and curiosity went through the internet yesterday when Patty Jenkins was revealed to be in talks to direct Marvel’s Thor 2. Jenkins helped Charlize Theron win an Oscar when she directed Monster, but that film is Jenkins’ sole feature credit. The Thor 2 deal seems predicated on two things: the success of her pilot for The Killing, and the fact that her quote is low.

And while Don Payne has been hired to write the Thor sequel, which is scheduled for July 2013, we don’t know much about the story. And we still don’t know much in terms of specifics, but recent statements from Kevin Feige give us a basic idea of what to expect. In short: cosmic road trip! Read More »

A few weeks back, Variety reported that Brian Kirk, who recently directed episodes of Game of Thrones, was in talks to direct Marvel’s Thor 2. But movement has been pretty slow on the project, and we never got the expected press release from Disney and Marvel announcing the finalization of the deal.

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AMC Television has officially announced that they have made a full series order for the ilot that was formerly known as The Killing, from writer and executive producer Veena Sud (Cold Case). They have also passed along the first production photo from the yet-to-be-officially titled crime thriller series. Read the full press release after the jump.
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Darren Aronofsky’s Riverview Towers

Darren Aronofsky

After The Fountain failed to perform at the box office (likely due to marketability), I was worried that Hollywood might have lost faith in writer/director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream). Good thing that isn’t true, because Aronofsky will prove himself as one of the best filmmakers of our generation, I’m sure of this. Aronofsky is doing post production on The Wrestler, and is set to go into the ring with Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter.

And now AMC has hired Aronofsky to develop a new drama series called Riverview Towers. The show will revolve around a family that moves into an apartment building with paranormal activity. Sounds intriguing. Unfortunately Aronofsky doesn’t have the time to pen the pilot teleplay himself, and the network has hired John J. McLaughlin, who wrote Aronofsky’s upcoming film Black Swan. Aronofsky will serve as executive producer. Patty Jenkins (Monster) is in talks to direct should the pilot get picked up.

source: THR

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