Don Payne Writing 'Thor 2'

Briefly: Yesterday Marvel and Disney dropped word that Thor 2 will make the trip from Asgard to Earth on July 26 2013, and that Kenneth Branagh would not be along for the ride. Chris Hemsworth will almost certainly return, and we'll see whether or not Natalie Portman makes another appearance. While the studios figure out who will direct, they're in the process of pulling together something that someone could direct, and the first stage is scripting. Don Payne, who did some work on the first Thor script as well as writing Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer and some Simpsons episodes, will script. [Deadline]