Instead, she wanted to make a superhero movie. She initially got her chance when Marvel asked her to helm the sequel to Thor. She says she’s grateful that the studio asked her considering the project didn’t need a woman in the director’s chair. Interestingly, however, the reason Jenkins left that project did have a lot to do with her being a woman. She says she knew the story of Thor 2, which became Thor: The Dark World wouldn’t work, and she also knew that if she directed it, it would harm her future prospects in a way that it wouldn’t for a male director.