Thor 2 is gonna be a Payne!

By Dr. Know on July 1st, 2011

Not that this should come as any kind of shock to most, but Deadline is reporting Thor scribe Don Payne has signed up to pen the next cinematic adventure for the God of Thunder.

In addition to the first movie installment of Thor, Payne’s previous screenwriting credits include My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and  executive producer of numerous episodes of The Simpsons. Hence the pleasantly unexpected humor in Thor‘s first celluloid adventure.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer? Ugh! Yeah, normally that would be cause for concern, but I think Payne redeeming himself as a writer on Thor more than qualifies him for the follow-up, which by the way director Kenneth Branagh will NOT be returning for, yet another scoop the intrepid staff at Deadline also reported yesterday.

In the meantime, Payne better get crackin'; Thor 2 is scheduled for a July 26/2013 release date.