Patty Jenkins Exits Thor 2

by Melissa Silverstein
December 7, 2011 10:03 AM
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Patty Jenkins (Monster) has left Thor 2.  They wrote that she was working as of Monday afternoon and had recently been a part of a photo shoot on women directors and she talked about her involvement on the film. (The news for me here is that the Hollywood Reporter is doing an issue on women directors.  It will be out next week.)

The reporting cite "creative differences" which is to me is the same as when a politician gets out of the race because he or she wants to spend more time with his or her family.  It's usually bullshit.

Here's what she said about the film and the studio (both sides say the parting was amicable) just a couple of days before she departed the project.

The Marvel guys are so brave in terms of who they choose overall, and I don't think they had any pause about me being a woman.

It would have been great had a woman been able to go the distance and helm a large scale big budget superhero flick.  Guess we just have to wait a bit longer.

'Thor 2' Director Patty Jenkins Exits (Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Tyler Foster | December 13, 2011 8:19 PMReply

    Not enough money on Marvel's part, you mean...sounds like the same short-changing and creative pressure that caused Favreau to leave, screwed over Terrence Howard, and almost cost them Sam Jackson and Mickey Rourke.

  • budmin | December 7, 2011 10:22 AMReply

    Not enough Money...plain and simple.

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