Thor 2 on the cards, but without Kenneth Branagh

Along with The Avengers in 2012, this means three solid years of the Thunder God

Although since dwarfed by the releases of Green Lantern and X-Men: First Class, Thor has been judged successful enough to warrant a sequel – Thor 2 is set for release June 26, 2013.

Director and thesp Kenneth Branagh, however, won’t be returning alongside the oxen-pulling arms of Chris Hemsworth, and the decision for him to leave the brand is reported to be “mutual and amicable”.

The screenplay is already being put together by Don Payne, who wrote the first film along with Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver SurferMy Super Ex-Girlfriend and several episodes of The Simpsons.