Patty Jenkins -- who directed the Oscar-winning film Monster and the pilot for Emmy winning TV series The Killing -- was <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/10/thor-2-is-coming-to-smash-your-thanksgiving-in-2013">signed</a> to direct <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/topic/thor-2/" target="_blank">the next Thor movie</a> after scheduling conflicts prevented Kenneth Branaugh from returning (although he's <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/11/kenneth-branaugh-wants-to-make-another-marvel-movie">said</a> he'd like to direct another film for Marvel).