The coronavirus pandemic has affected every major aspect of the film industry over the last several months. The highly anticipated slate of films and TV series from Marvel Studios has been pushed back to new dates while fans eagerly await any sort of update. During a recent conversation with legendary tennis star Serena Williams, Natalie Portman offered an update on when, and where, filming will begin for the highly anticipated Thor: Love & Thunder.
After joking about being given more time to get in superhero shape for her upcoming role as The Mighty Thor in the film, Portman exclaimed that she was “very excited. We’re shooting in Australie at the beginning of next year.” While no exact date is provided, the tease that production will begin early 2021 is a good sign that the film will ultimately hit its currently scheduled release date of February 11th, 2022.
Recently, during a conversation with BBC News, director and writer Taika Waititi revealed that the upcoming Thor film will be a romantic venture.
“I think it’s going to be really good. We’ve finished, we’ve been writing the script off and on for over a year and I’m just, actually this week, doing another pass on it,” the filmmaker said. It is so insane and it’s also very romantic. I’m into romances now. I just want to make a romance, I just want to make something that I’ve never done or never cared for. I would like to attack something like that.”
The fourth film in the Thor franchise sees the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Additionally, Waititi confirms the actress will also take on the mantle of Thor within the events of the film at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Chris Hemsworth will also return as the Son of Odin. Additionally, reports claim Ford v. Ferrari star Christian Bale will play an intergalactic villain in the film. Moreover, the film will reportedly feature the Guardians of the Galaxy and Korg as well.
The Loki Disney+ series will reportedly release sometime between now and the film’s release. However, it is unknown whether or not the series will connect with Thor: Love and Thunder.
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Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters February 11th, 2022.
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