According to Deadline, “Her exit had to do with creative differences, but the feeling is that she’ll probably end up working on one of these superhero films, but perhaps not on a sequel”.
Marvel has already begun canvassing for a replacement, which will need to happen fairly soon. The sequel to the surprisingly successful Thor is due to hit cinemas on 15 November 2013.
Patty Jenkins previously directed Monster starring Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award® for her performance in the film. Jenkins, who received an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot of AMC’s acclaimed series The Killing, has also directed episodes of Entourage and Arrested Development. Most recently, she directed “Pearl,” one of the five short films that comprise Lifetime’s original movie Five.