The fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor series is set to begin filming in Australia early next year.
According to Deadline, Thor: Love and Thunder will commence shooting Down Under in March.
Hopefully by then all the social distancing related to the coronavirus will be over and the cast and crew will be allowed to shoot their scenes without any tricky setups.
Fans of the superhero story can expect to see film stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman reunite for the film.
The plot is still being kept tightly under wraps but fans have speculated that the latest film will see Natalie Portman’s character, Jane Foster, return as Thor herself, echoing a popular storyline from Marvel’s comic series.
While MCU fans have bid farewell to the likes of Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America), it looks like Hemsworth is sticking around for now.
The Aussie actor told Poland’s Elle Man he had no plans to retire from the franchise series just yet.
“Are you crazy?! I’m not going into any retirement period,” he said.
“Thor is way too young for that. I’m only 1,500 years old! It is definitely not a film where I say goodbye to this brand. At least I hope so.”
He seems super stoked about Love and Thunder, promising that the script will blow everyone away.
“After reading the script, I can say that I am very excited. For sure there will be a lot of love and a lot of lightning in this production.
“I’m glad that after all that happened in Avengers: Endgame, I’m still part of the Marvel Universe and we can continue the story of Thor.
“Of course, I can’t tell you anything about the plot, but to satisfy your curiosity, I’ll say that I had a lot more fun reading the script than on Thor: Ragnarok, and that proves something, because that movie was brilliant.”
Director of the series Taika Waititi told Tessa Thompson (who plays Valkyrie in the MCU) on Instagram that fans should put their expectations up high for this one.
He said: “It makes Ragnarok feel like a really run-of-the-mill, really safe film.
“This new movie feels like we asked a bunch of 10-year-olds what they wanted to see and then just said yes to every single thing.”
Love and Thunder isn’t expected until 2022 so we have a bit of time to wait, but at least we can get excited for the project to get underway.
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