The internet is abuzz with the fact that Marvel is looking at… gasp! a girl to direct Thor 2. This seems to mean that people forgot that Marvel had a… gasp! girl direct Punisher: War Zone, which completely fucking ruled.
Patty Jenkins is the girl woman who Marvel is looking at to direct Thor 2. She’s mostly known for directing Charlize Theron to a Best Actress Oscar for the movie Monster; in fact after Monster Jenkins has been stuck directing TV. And when I say TV I mean episodes of Entourage. I’m not entirely sure what happened to her after Monster - Hollywood is tough.
She’s an interesting choice because she has absolutely no FX/fantasy/blockbuster experience. While hiring Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers was a touch ‘obvious,’ this potential hiring calls back to the ballsy days of Marvel, when nobody thought Jon Favreau could do a superhero movie. In fact between Jenkins and Shane Black, Marvel is doing a lot to assuage my fears about their post-Disney films.