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'Thor 2' gets a screenwriter
Coming off Thursday's announcement that "Thor 2" will arrive in theaters on July 23, 2013 and that Kenneth Branagh will not return to direct, Marvel Studios revealed today that Don Payne will take the first crack at the film's screenplay. Payne was one of the five different writers credited with both the story and script for the first "Thor." Before you get too excited, however, you should be aware Payne's credits also include "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
With production expected to begin sometime in 2012, this will be star Chris Hemsworth's third go around as the God of Thunder in just three years after the first film, next May's "The Avengers" and, now, "Thor 2."
Still in theaters, "Thor" has grossed $177 million in the U.S. and $437 million around the world.