The man behind cult TV fantasy drama Game Of Thrones is in talks to take over the Thor movie franchise following the departure of director Patty Jenkins.
Alan Taylor, who also worked on The Sopranos, has emerged as the favourite to pick up where Kenneth Branagh left off.
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman have all confirmed that they will return for the Thor sequel, which was to have been directed by Jenkins. She won the role this summer (11) but exited the project earlier this month (Dec11).