Several days ago, the Australian Government officially announced that Thor: Ragnarok will be shooting in the land Down Under and today, Marvel Studios has confirmed when pre-production and principal photography for the film will begin.
Thor: Ragnarok pre-production in Queensland will begin in January of 2016 and filming is to begin in June of 2016. They'll shoot at various locations throughout Queensland including scenes at Village Roadshow Studios at the Gold Coast.
"This is a huge win for Queensland and I am thrilled that Thor will be filming exclusively in our state," Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. "As our economy diversifies, Queensland is demonstrating its strength as a lead destination for filmmakers both internationally and locally, and my government is doing what it can to ensure that Queensland remains a global hub for the screen sector. The production will spend more than $100 million AUD in Queensland and will employ over 750 Queensland crew."
"Queensland offers an amazing and diverse backdrop for 'Thor: Ragnarok' and we are very excited to bring this film to such an incredible locale," said Louis D'Esposito, Co-President of Marvel Studios. "Marvel Studios would like to thank the Queensland Government for helping to make this a reality"
Thor: Ragnarok will star Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk). It'll be directed by What We Do In The Shadows' Taika Waititi, based on a script by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released on November 3, 2017.