Thor: Love and Thunder has begun filming in Sydney, Australia, according to an Instagram post from star Chris Hemsworth. In the post, he talks about a welcoming ceremony, and the significance of the date in Australian history.
In the post, he says, “A beautiful start to our shoot today with a Welcome to Country ceremony from the Gamay dancers of the Gadigal and Bidiagal Nation and performance and karakia by Maori dancers from Te Aranganui. Indigenous Australians may be just as proud of this country, but many see January 26th as a date signifying the beginning of dispossession, disease epidemics, frontier violence, destruction of culture, exploitation, abuse, separation of families and subjection to policies of extreme social control.”
He added: “Let’s begin the healing and stand together in unity and support with our First Nations people with solidarity and compassion. Let’s find a date where all Australians can celebrate this beautiful country together.” Hemsworth posted four pics, which you can see here or in the Instagram post. Thor: Love and Thunder is written and directed by Taika Waititi.
Tessa Thompson will be back as Valkyrie and Natalie Portman will return to the franchise as Jane Foster, who will become the Mighty Thor, the goddess of Thunder. Waititi will also be reprising the character Korg, who he played in both Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame.
Christian Bale will play Gorr the God Butcher, while Jaimie Alexander is returning as Sif, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Pom Klementieff as Mantis. Sean Gunn is also there and Matt Damon is rumored to have a role.
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok earned an impressive $853.9 million at the worldwide box office in 2017. $315 million of the total came from domestic theaters and $538.9 million from international markets.
In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett).
But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
Avengers: Endgame saw Thor joining his fellow Avengers to take down Thanos. He then appoints Valkyrie as the new ruler of New Asgard and joins the Guardians of the Galaxy, who will go on a quest to look for Gamora.
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