It seems that 2013 is going to be a Marvel summer. Disney has just announced a July 26, 2013 release date for its Thor sequel. The film will join Iron Man 3, already set for a May release, giving Disney, with its Marvel interests, a double-superhero summer. Current information indicates that Kenneth Branagh will not be returning to direct the film, although he may be stepping in as a producer instead. Although the director is unknown, there is no doubt that Chris Hemsworth will be reprising the title role, and the plot is rumored to continue the inter-related world being set up by the release of the Avengers in 2012 as well as the Thor franchise itself.