With Kenneth Branagh passing on a second helping of "Thor" in favour of other projects, the search for a new director may have already come to an end.
Irish auteur Brian Kirk, best known for directing numerous episodes of the first season of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones", is reportedly under major consideration to helm a "Thor" sequel for Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures says Variety.
The choice isn't a surprise. With 'Thrones' he has demonstrated a strong ability to handle a grounded but fantastical setting populated with a large ensemble cast and a rich complex mythology.
The "Thor" sequel is expected to be on a larger scale than the first film with double the amount of Asgardian characters and the inclusion of various mythical Norse creatures. It's currently slated for a late July 2013 release.