Thor: Ragnarok Set to Start Production in June 2016

Yesterday came the official announcement that Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok will be filmed in Australia, where it will be production neighbors with Alien: Paradise Lost. Now, Marvel Studios has announced that the film will start pre-production in Queensland in January 2016 with filming to begin in June 2016. 

“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,” said Louis D’Esposito, Co-President of Marvel Studios.

The studio will film at many locations throughout Queensland, including scenes at Village Roadshow Studios at the Gold Coast.

Thor: Ragnarok will close out the Asgardian trilogy with a screenplay by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) and Craig Kyle (producer on previous two Thor films), and will continue the cliffhanger of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) having secretly taken the throne in guise of his adoptive father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), and also includes a team-up with Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). “Flight of the Conchords” and What We Do in the Shadows helmer Taika Waititi will direct the upcoming film, which Marvel Studios will release on November 3, 2017 in 3D/2D theaters and IMAX.

If you missed our previous feature, check out Thor Characters We Want to See in Ragnarok!