Taylor to direct Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman in Thor 2

Alan Taylor, one of the directors over on “Game of Thrones”, has been plucked from broadcast television to swim in the big leagues. Taylor has replaced Patty Jenkins as the director of Marvel’s “Thor 2″, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Daniel Minahan, another director who has been feeding his tummy by way of “Game of Thrones” directing assignments, was believed to be Taylor’s closest competition for the job.

Don Payne is writing the script for the film, which will again star Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, but he’ll be assisted by an unnamed fellow writer.