Kate Ward
October 13, 2011 AT 10:38 PM EDT

Thor 2 will boast a feminine touch. Marvel has confirmed to EW what we suspected nearly one month ago: Monster director Patty Jenkins is set to helm the 2013 follow-up to Thor.

Seems the sequel is in good hands. Jenkins’ previous work includes Monster — which won Charlize Theron an Oscar — and episodes of Entourage and Arrested Development. She also directed AMC’s critically acclaimed The Killing pilot.

Kenneth Branagh directed the first Thor film; the second chapter will “take Thor literally to other worlds,” according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Feige told EW that the sequel would follow the title character’s (Chris Hemsworth) relationships with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and father Odin (Anthony Hopkins).

Of course, before you see Thor 2 on the big screen Nov. 15, 2013, you can catch up with the hammer-holding hero in The Avengers on May 4, 2012.

Read more:

‘Monster’ director Patty Jenkins considered for ‘Thor 2’

‘The Avengers’ trailer: What it shows us, what it doesn’t

‘The Avengers’: Exclusive photos!

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