If you have been following all the Thor 2, "The Dark World" news all along you will know that Patty Jenkins was attached to direct the movie previous to Game of Thrones' Alan Taylor.
Well, the relationship between Patty Jenkins and Marvel Studios apparently went south, with it said that Jenkins was canned, possibly due to creative differences, possibly due to other reasons -- we really don't know.
Shortly thereafter, news surfaced that Natalie Portman, who played Jane Foster, was upset with the decision to let Patty Jenkins go, and that it was causing "friction" between Portman and Marvel Studios. It was actually said that Natalie Portman was hesitant to return for Thor 2 in the first place, but with Jenkins on board, it re-ignited her desire to reprise as Jane Foster. Of course, once Jenkins was fired, Portman was none too happy.
Now we get a small tidbit about Natalie Portman and Thor 2 with the news that Hugo Weaving says he doesn't want to do another "Captain America" movie. In their article explaining the Hugo Weaving situation, TG Daily comments that Natalie Portman was forced to return to do Thor 2.
It could be just that TG Daily was making the assumption based on the above information, as they didn't go into further detail, or perhaps they do have a bit of inside info.
Regardless, Natalie Portman is signed on for Thor 2 and is back, and Hugo Weaving states the only way he will be back for another Cap movie is if he is "forced to."
For more on Natalie Portman's role, and why she probably was "forced" to come back - as it seems to be a pretty large role for the sequel - head on over and check out a batch of Thor 2 spoilers.
Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.
Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book Journey into Mystery“ #83 in August, 1962.
Thor: The Dark World is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.