Thor has officially landed. After Marvel’s Louis D’Esposito and director Taika Waititi announced the start of production on Thor: Ragnarok on the Fourth of July, star Chris Hemsworth posted a video announcement from the set. He’s got his shake, he’s got his shoes, he’s got his rollercoaster in the background. He’s ready to go.
The video doesn’t reveal much of anything except for Hemsworth walking around the studio, but it’s exciting to see the thunder from Down Under. Pre-production began in Queensland back in January, and Marvel had simultaneously announced plans to film in locations throughout the area, including Village Roadshow Studios at the Gold Coast.
See Hemsworth’s video below.
The third Thor film features a cast that includes Cate Blanchett as Hela, a powerful sorceress and ruler of the realm of the dead; Creed’s Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, a warrior woman from Valhalla; Karl Urban as the villain Skurge; and Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, one of the oldest living beings in the universe who enjoys a variety of games. Returning are Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk.
Official plot details are unknown, though it’s easy to piece together what’s going on. The title likely suggest’s the apocalypse of Norse mythology which sees the souls of dead rise. Hela’s presence further confirms this plot, while a Wanda-induced hallucination in Avengers: Age of Ultron saw Heimdall warn Thor of taking his people to “Hel,” which just so happens to be the realm of the underworld in the comics.
With principal photography commencing such a short time ago, the cast probably won’t make an appearance at Comic-Con, but Marvel already has Doctor Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 to satiate the fans.
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters on November 3, 2017.