'Thor 3' Casting, Director & Writer Announcements Coming This Summer

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The world premiere of Ant-Man was held in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre yesterday evening and preceding it over the weekend was the press junket. We had the opportunity to chat with director Peyton Reed and the cast and will have video interviews up throughout the week.

In the meantime, print interviews from other publications are already beginning to surface, the most interesting of which tend to come from Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige. Feige is the producer on all of Marvel's movies, but more than that, he's the mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe and holds all of the secrets for what's coming next in Phase 3 and beyond, including what we can expect from developments on Thor: Ragnarok which we'll be hearing about in the near future.

In early 2014, Marvel attached Thor: The Dark World co-writer Christopher Yost to help write the Thor 3 screenplay with producer Craig Kyle but a year later, Chris Hemsworth revealed the script wasn't yet finished. We knew since visiting the set of The Dark World, from what Kyle told us, the trilogy-closer would focus on the story of Ragnarok - something Feige teases will be very important to the larger story of the MCU - but it sounds like the script may get some rewrites.

Feige first confirmed that by the end of this summer we may finally know who will direct Thor: Ragnarok and who will help write the screenplay, alongside some potential new character additions from Marvel Comics. A recent rumor hinted that original Thor director Kenneth Branagh could be back to help the third, but Feige shot that down when chatting with Collider. In speaking with io9, the Marvel boss teased that fans should look forward to news in the coming weeks.

"I think towards the end of the summer there will probably be a filmmaker announcement and a writer announcement and maybe even some additional casting announcements. That won’t start filming until middle of next year."

What characters do you want to cast from the Thor comics for Ragnarok?

More: Chris Hemsworth Teases Greater Threats To Come in Phase 3

Ant-Man opens in theaters July 17, 2015; Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016; Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man reboot – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Black Panther – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – November 2, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019.

Sources: Collider, io9

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