Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, the third instalment of the Marvel Studios’ franchise starring Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding comic book Super Hero, has today been confirmed to start pre-production in Queensland, Australia in January 2016 with filming to begin in June 2016.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk met with Marvel executives in June in Los Angeles and, through Screen Queensland, worked tirelessly to ensure Queensland was the production destination of choice. Here’s what Annastacia Palaszczuk had to say in a statement about Thor: Ragnarok filming in Australia.
“This is a huge win for Queensland and I am thrilled that Thor will be filming exclusively in our state. As our economy diversifies, Queensland is demonstrating its strength as a lead destination for filmmakers both internationally and locally, and my government is doing what it can to ensure that Queensland remains a global hub for the screen sector. The production will spend more than $100 million AUD in Queensland and will employ over 750 Queensland crew.”
The studio will film at many locations throughout Queensland including scenes at Village Roadshow Studios at the Gold Coast. (Source)
Taiki Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) is in negotiations to direct Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment in the Marvel superhero series. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander are set to return as the Norse god in the movie, which is scheduled for release on July 28, 2017. (Source)
Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif has played an important supporting role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in 2011’s Thor, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it appears that her character may have an even bigger role in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Alexander stated, “Marvel, I think on purpose, they don’t tell me certain things. Because they know I’ll be like, ‘So here’s what’s gonna happen.’ But I do know I will be in Thor 3 and that Sif will have a very pivotal part in that movie. I just can’t tell you what because I’ll get shot.”
She went on to say that easters eggs for certain elements of Thor: Ragnarok will be put in Captain America: Civil War.
The film is still looking for a director.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released on October 27, 2017 in the UK and November 3, 2017 in the States. Both Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are set to reprise their roles as Thor and Loki in the film. (Source)
Marvel Studios held a major event in Los Angeles today, announcing titles, release dates, and initial details for the Marvel movies coming out between now and 2020. Thor 3 is now officially known as Thor: Ragnarok, and is confirmed to hit theaters on July 28, 2017. Take a look at the official logo unveiled by Marvel:
“This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “We plan on taking Thor to another level. It picks up where we leave Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and impacts everything that comes after.”
On stage at Marvel’s event, Feige confirmed that in this context Ragnarok means “The end of all things.” The movie was also called out as the “key film” of Phase Three, and that it starts right after Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Chris Hemsworth is confirmed to return as the Mightiest Avenger – for now no other cast details have been confirmed. (Souce)
In the recent San Diego Comic-Con last month, Marvel Studios revealed its Phase Two plans of their superhero cinematic universe and even gave a sneak peak preview of the upcoming film The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth also took time to answer a couple of questions about the sequel for his Asgardian character “Thor,” We Got This Covered reported.
When asked when he would be back on the big screen as the Norse god, he said, “Yeah I got a lot of time. I don’t think it’s just yet, Thor 3. I think it’s a ways away.”
Although no script has been leaked or announced yet, Marvel Studios has already hired writers Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost to pen the script, according to a report by Variety. (Source)