Robert Rodat is gettin’ paaaaaiiiiddddd. The Saving Private Ryan writer has been hired to rewrite Marvel‘s Thor 2. Now that Alan Taylor is firmly in place for realsies to direct, the studio was ready to bring in the creator of Falling Skies for a rewrite. It’s unclear what the plot details for the film will be. There’s speculation that the sequel will deal with the aftermath of the events that take place in The Avengers. However, it has been disclosed that Iron Man 3 will be its own standalone film. Perhaps they will go the solo route with Thor 2 as well and Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman will totally do it and have Thor babies.
One thing that is for certain, Rodat’s talent for creating carefully crafted characters and intense moral dilemmas will not be needed here. Any deeper moments will be replaced with “Thor throws hammer at a laser.” (Deadline)