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Marvel has so many irons in the fire that they're now shooting two films at the exact same time. While Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently filming in Atlanta, _Thor: Ragnarok _ is now underway in Australia. We think Chris Hemsworth got the better end of that deal. Queensland, Australia is a bit more exotic than Pinewood Studios in Georgia. Also, Thor has his own amusement park.
To hear Chris Hemsworth tell it, he makes it sound like they installed the roller coaster just for him. While he's a pretty big star thanks to the Thor movies, we're not sure he's got the stroke do get his own theme park ride. Now, if this was a Robert Downey Jr. movie, it's entirely possible that Disney would have to build him a roller coaster to get him to do another Iron Man film, luckily, they have a spot for that.
Thor: Ragnarok is being filmed at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland, which is next to Movie Land, a movie focused theme park in Australia, not dissimilar to the Universal Studios locations in Southern California and Florida. What's actually most interesting about that is that Movie Land is owned by Warner Brothers, so the while there are rides located there which are based on comic book characters, they're all DC properties, not Marvel. We're not sure how Disney and Marvel Studios would feel if anybody got pictures of Thor enjoying the Arkham Asylum ride.
The news that Thor: Ragnarok was looking to film in Australia came out about a year ago. While Marvel has never filmed down under before, Disney has. This was the primary location for filming next year's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Apparently, the experience of filming there was such a positive one, that Marvel began looking to have both Thor: Ragnarok and Captain Marvel shoot there. Since one of them has gone ahead and pulled the trigger on the location, it's a safe bet the other is planning to do the same.
Thor: Ragnarok will see Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston reprise their roles as Thor and Loki. In addition, they'll be joined by several actors new to the MCU, including Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster and Cate Blanchett as Hela. We'll also see the return of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk. While details of the new film's plot are still under wraps, we expect the film will deal with Thanos and the Infinity Stones to some degree, as that was Thor's concern when the character was last seen at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Thor: Ragnarok promises to be a lighter movie than its predecessors as its director, Taika Waititi, is best known for comedy. This should put an interesting new take on one of the MCUs more stone-faced characters. Are you looking forward to Thor: Ragnarok? Let us know in the comments.