Well, Marvel Studios President and Producer Kevin Feige did say Thor is a cosmic hero.
Now, with word coming out earlier today in regards to a new director possibly being named (see: Patty Jenkins), Feige has made a couple interesting statements on the sequel to this year's Thor.
As EW also reports on the possibility of a new director, Feige told them that things are on the move for the sequel set to debut in 2013, and offered up the following:
"[the sequel will] take Thor literally to other worlds."
“[Thor 2 would] primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and how the new dynamic with his father (Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins) is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds.”
In the first movie we saw mention of the Nine Worlds, when Thor explained them to Jane Foster, in addition Asgard, Midgard (Earth) and the home of the Frost Giants, Jotunheim, was featured.
The other six worlds are: Vanaheim, Alfheim, Nidavellir, Svartalfheim, Hel, and Muspelheim.
See the accompanying image at the upper right for more info.
Thor 2 is set to hammer into theaters July 26th, 2013.
See Chris Hemsworth next as Thor in the highly anticipated movie, The Avengers, in theaters May 4th, 2012.
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