Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder have started their filming in Sydney Australia. On Tuesday, 2nd March, a new set of photos and video appeared of the movie where Melissa McCarthy was seen with the cast of Thor. Guardians of the Galaxy cast were also spotted on the sets of Thor: Love and Thunder, which included Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, and Dave Bautista. Natalie Portman is also returning as Jane for the Thor franchise.
Taika Waititi accepted Melissa McCarthy’s request
Melissa McCarthy posted an Instagram video back in December with her husband, Ben Falcone, wherein she asked to be a part of the 4th edition of Thor. We think that the director has granted her wishes true. She told the director, Taika Waititi, in the video that she was in Australia and if needed she can be of assistance to the cast.
Luke Hemsworth, Matt Damon, and Sam Neill also join the cast
From the pictures it can be said that Melissa McCarthy will play the role of Hela from Thor: Ragnarok. Before McCarthy, Cate Blanchett played the fictional character Hela. Hela was the main villain in Thor and Loki’s life in Asgard.
The Independent reported that McCarthy was called for a comedy sequence in the movie. This scene is a recap event from the previous films where they are enacting Ragnarok scenes. Chris Hemsworth’s brother Luke Hemsworth is also seen playing fictional Thor, whereas Sam Neill would be taking up Odin, the king of Asgard and the father of Thor. Earlier Odin was played by Anthony Hopkins in the Thor franchise. Matt Damon will be filling the shoes of notorious Loki.
This scene is one of the key moments being reimagined. It shows Thor and Loki having their final conversation with Odin in Norway. And the arrival of their sister Hela with the ultimate destruction of the gods realm Asgard. Thor and Loki fail against Hela, who now veils the Mjolnir, that led to a series of events for Loki’s death.
“It is so insane and it’s also very romantic,” Waititi told the BBC about his latest Marvel film. “I’m into romances now. I want to make romance. I want to make something that I’ve never done or never cared for. I would like to attack something like that.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is all set to be released on May 6, 2022.