Patty Jenkins Talks About the Possibility of Directing Thor 2

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Patty Jenkins attends the screening of "Five" at Skylight SOHO on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Kempin/2011 Getty Images

The rumor mill has been abuzz this past week that Marvel Studios might pick Patty Jenkins, whose serial killer Aileen Wuornos film Monster won Charlize Theron an Oscar, to direct Thor 2. So when we ran into Jenkins at the premiere of Five at Skylight Soho on Monday, we asked her if Thor 2 was really next on her slate. “I can’t say, but yes,” she laughed. “I can’t say anything definitive, but it’s exciting to be in talks with them about it.” Jenkins understands she’s an unusual choice for the project — she hasn’t worked with big special effects before. “I think Marvel is really ballsy to think outside the box,” she said. “And I think everyone they’ve talked to and hired has been interesting.” While the deal is still being sorted out, she's prepping for the gig, surreptitiously. When asked what she was reading, comics- and graphic-novel-wise, she said, “Right now, I’m reading all of … I can’t say.”