HN Entertainment can exclusively reveal that Marvel Studios is going to spend a portion of the Thor: Love and Thunder production shooting in the United States (either principal photography or scheduled reshoots).
The primary filming location is Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and had been announced to begin filming there sometime in August of next year.
It’s said to begin filming in Australia once Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings complete their own leg of shooting at the Aussie facility.
We can confirm that Black Panther 2 and Ant-Man 3 will also have film productions in the U.S. too. Although, those two are expected to be shot there primarily.
Taika Waititi is back to write/direct Thor: Love and Thunder.
Plot details have been locked down for the time being but a couple of character tidbits have been rolled out slowly.
Natalie Portman is returning as Jane Foster and will become Lady Thor in the sequel along with seeing Tessa Thompson’s Valkryie/King of New Asgard looking for her Queen.
Taika Waititi during the press rounds for Jojo Rabbit has given some hints of what could be in the fourth installment.
Chatting with Wired he reveals they hope to continue/top Thor: Ragnarok’s craziness.
WAITITI: “It’s going to be bigger and louder and more bombastic.”
“It’s only interesting to me if we’re doubling down on how nuts Ragnarok was.”
Taika then commented on Valkryie’s Queen potentially being fan-favorite Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (something Tessa and Brie seemingly have been open to publicly over the last couple of months).
WAITITI: “The thing is, I think it’s dangerous for people to say too much about what they want with Marvel, because then they will tend to go the other way.”
“You want to listen to the fans to a point. But also you don’t want to have a completely fan-made film because then it doesn’t feel like there’s any point. You want to have people surprised.”
While speaking with Variety, Taika also mentioned that the breast cancer story for Jane from the comics “may” be adapted for the film.
WAITITI: “I think that’s a really powerful part of the books. I think it’s really cool that she’s fighting this thing and there’s two battles going on. Personally I really love that storyline.”
“But whether it ends up in the film is yet to be seen.”
Portman recently told Variety she would be excited to explore the breast cancer journey for Jane, but couldn’t confirm or deny if it was going to happen.
PORTMAN: “It’s just very rare that these kinds of big entertainment films look at more serious, real-life issues.”
“I really don’t know anything about it. I haven’t seen anything, but I’ve heard the same rumors as you have, and it’s exciting to think about.”
HN Entertainment first reported that Taika would be not only reprising the role of Korg in the sequel but would be getting a much larger role as well, the former recently confirmed by the writer/director while appearing on JimmyKimmelLive.
We will certainly update when we get more details on where in the States they’ll be filming.
Disney has given Thor: Love and Thunder a release date of November 5th, 2021.