The third part of another successful Marvel franchise has been confirmed on 23rd October that will start the pre-production in January 2016, and the filming in June 2016. I am talking about the Thor:Ragnarok movie, with Chris Hemsworth starring as our beloved super hero. Annastacia Palaszczuk, the 39th Premier of Queensland met with the Marvel executives in June in Los Angeles, trying to convince them that Queensland has to be the production destination. Her efforts were not in vain. This is what Annastacia had to say about this huge decision regarding the filming destination.
“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 decided to film in more than one location throughout Queensland. Some of the film’s scenes will be shot at Village Roadshow Studios at the Gold Coast. Until now, the Thor franchise has two movies, Thor, released in 2011, and the second one Thor: The Dark World released in 2013. Both these movies have earned more than $1 billion USD. The release date for the third movie, Thor:Ragnarok is set on November 3, 2017. Louis D’Esposito, the Co-President of Marvel Studios stated his excitement of this upcoming movie.
“Queensland offers an amazing and diverse backdrop for Thor: Ragnarok and we are very excited to bring this film to such an incredible locale. Marvel Studios would like to thank the Queensland Government for helping to make this a reality.”
The director in charge with shooting the third movie Thor:Ragnarok is Taika Waititi which will direct the movie from a script written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will keep playing their characters, Thor and Loki. Rumour has it that Mark Ruffalo, The Hulk, will have a part in the movie as well.
We will keep you posted as soon as we find out something.
Thor:Ragnarok will hit the theaters on November 3rd, 2017.