It’s been roughly a year and a half since Marvel announced Thor: Love and Thunder at Comic-Con in 2019. Now, the studio’s fourth standalone film starring the God of Thunder is finally getting underway. Earlier today, Chris Hemsworth confirmed that cameras have officially started rolling on Love and Thunder this week. Plus, he added a special message proving that he’s a hero both on- and off-screen.
Hemsworth made his announcement on Instagram with a photo that shows him posing with director Taika Waititi and several members of Australia’s indigenous population. For those unaware, today (January 26) is recognized as Australia Day, which commemorates the anniversary of England’s First Fleet landing in New South Wales in 1788. However, aborginal people generally see this “holiday” as a celebration of the genocide that led to their dispossession. In his post, Hemsworth called for solidarity by way of acknowledging the indigenous community’s plight. You can read his full caption below.
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Several actors from Thor: Love and Thunder arrived in Australia weeks ago in accordance with the country’s COVID-19 quarantine protocols. One noteworthy arrival is Karen Gillan, who confirmed her return as Nebula in the film last week. Love and Thunder’s main cast includes Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Christian Bale (Gorr the God Butcher), and Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord) Recent rumors have also pointed to Matt Damon having a role in the sequel after briefly appearing in Thor: Ragnarok in 2017. Regardless, this remains unconfirmed.
Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on May 6, 2022.
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