After Monster director Patty Jenkins left Thor 2, Marvel Studios had to move fast to find a replacement in time for the November 15, 2013 release date. According to Deadline, director Alan Taylor — who's helmed several episodes of Game of Thrones (including the Season 1 finale), Mad Men, and The Sopranos — will be her replacement. Hey, George R.R. Martin is a documented Avengers fan. Let's hope some power-drunk executive green-lights a Littlefinger versus Fandral moustache-off.