Coming summer 2013; director Kenneth Branagh will not return. Probably a good thing. I think Branagh really got the character of Thor, but the dutch angles and the unfocused plot really did the movie in. Plus, he didn’t earn the romance between Thor and Natalie Portman’s character because he spent too much time flip-flopping between Earth and Asgard. Oh well.
It’ll be interesting to see who Marvel hires as a director and what the character’s direction will be post-Avengers. Regardless of the movie’s problems, Chris Hemsworth killed it as Thor and I would watch him fold laundry or the Asgardian hero.