Patty Jenkins Leaves Thor 2

Though she was confirmed by Marvel Studios as the film’s director back in October, Deadline reports that Patty Jenkins has departed Thor 2. The search is now on for a replacement.

Patty Jenkins previously directed Monster starring Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award for her performance in the film. Jenkins, who received an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot of AMC’s acclaimed series “The Killing,” has also directed episodes of “Entourage” and “Arrested Development.”

The original article cites “creative differences” as the reason for Jenkins’ departure, suggesting that the split is amicable and that she might return for a superhero non-sequel in the near future.

With a release date planned for November 15th, 2013, a new director is expected to be announced soon.