Thor did an excellent job in introducing movie-goers to the Asgardian Thunder God as well as adding the next chapter in Marvel's Cinematic Universe. The credit went to Kenneth Branagh's directing and Chris Hemsworth's portrayal of Thor. When word came out about a sequel, no one was surprised. Branagh's decision not to return to direct did throw a slight kink in things.
With the hunt on for a director to replace Branagh, Variety is reporting that 'Game of Thrones' director Brian Kirk is in talks to direct Thor 2. He has taken on the Fantasy genre but this would mark his directorial debut on a major production.
While production is currently underway on The Avengers, the sequel to Thor is set for a July 26, 2013 release. Word is the sequel will have a larger case of Asgardians and creatures. In order to top The Avengers, Marvel will have to make this a large scale production. It won't be a direct sequel to The Avengers but that is how it will be seen in ways.
With talk of more based in the Norse mythology world, will movie-goers want a movie strictly set in Asgard (or the other realms)? The comics have always been a mixture with some stories set on Earth and other adventures taking place on Asgard. If we are going to get some crazy Asgardian action, Kirk could be the man to direct. Although, even with the success of the episodes of "Thrones" he directed, he still has some big shoes to fill.
I'm all for a movie set in Asgard. With the first movie and The Avengers, we'll have seen Thor on Earth already. Let's focus more on the plethora of Asgardian tales and villains that are ripe for being adapted to the big screen.