Thor: The Dark World, directed by Game of Thrones’ Alan Taylor, became Marvel’s third highest grossing film of all time. Achieving a whopping $633 million worldwide, this was a 40% increase on the first film which grossed $449 million. Thor: The Dark World comes third place behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3.
As expected, a third film is on the way, and it just might fill one of two slots Disney and Marvel booked last year, and those two dates are in 2016 and 2017.
Never ones to sit back and wait around, Marvel and Disney have now confirmed who will be writing Thor 3. Craig Kyle, senior vice president of Production and Development for Marvel, has gotten the job of co-writing with Christopher Yost. Yost cowrote Thor: The Dark World with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat.
“I am proud of Craig and have enjoyed working with him over these past years,” Marvel President Kevin Feige said. “His creative instincts have helped shape Thor and Thor: The Dark World at every level of the filmmaking process. The entire team at Marvel is very happy to continue collaborating with Craig as he continues as a screenwriter working with Christopher on the forthcoming chapter of Thor’s adventure.”
There are no details on where Thor’s story will go next, but naturally all the regulars are expected to return.