Australian arts minister Paul Fletcher and Marvel’s vice president David Grant announced Chris Hemsworth’s Thor: Love and Thunder will begin filming in Sydney, Australia, once Shang-Chi wraps production.
During Marvel Studios’ Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige confirmed plans for Thor: Love and Thunder and Shang-Chi as part of their Phase 4 lineup. Now, Marvel has confirmed Thor: Love and Thunder will begin pre-production in March 2020 before filming at Fox Studios Australia in August of the same year, right after Shang-Chi concludes production at the same location.
The Australian and NSW governments provided over $16.7 million (AUS$24.1 million) in incentives to bring production on Thor: Love and Thunder to Sydney while Marvel is expected to invest $178 million into the local economy. Marvel’s vice president David Grant made the following statement on the benefits of filming Chris Hemsworth’s Thor: Love and Thunder and Shang-Chi back-to-back:
“Following the recently announced Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel Studios is pleased to announce our third tentpole feature to be produced in Australia and follows our highly positive experience from Thor: Ragnarok. Shooting Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringsand Thor: Love and Thunder back-to-back will provide local crews with sustained, continuous employment opportunities. We will be working with local educational institutions in creating internship opportunities and would like to thank the Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher and the New South Wales Arts Minister Don Harwin for their invaluable support.”
While Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame was touted as the final outing for several long-time actors whose contracts were set to expire, Thor: Ragnarok breathed new life into the God of Thunder’s film series and fans were eager to see Chris Hemsworth reprise the role with his new comedic take on the character. Now, Chris Hemsworth has made the following comments to local media outlets on his excitement to return for a new Thor film:
“It’s an interesting feeling after Endgame because it was like, where do you go from there, but it’s about making great films and to still be a part of the Marvel/Disney family and to be able to make another film is fantastic.”
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung. In the comics, Shang-Chi is a skilled martial artist embarking on a mission to take down the criminal empire of his father, Fu Manchu.
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder feature a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman. The film will be based on Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic book run, with Portman’s Jane Foster set to become the new Thor.
Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings will be released in theaters on February 12, 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder will be released in theaters on November 5, 2021.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
‘Spider-Man’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Suits For Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio
New Spider-Man: Far From Home concept art reveals alternate costume designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.
Marvel fans have been clamoring to see Mysterio in a live-action film ever since the release of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie. Nearly two decades later, Mysterio finally made his way into a Spider-Man film with the release of Marvel Studios and Sony's Far From Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying the classic Spidey foe.
While the writers incorporated elements of previous Marvel Studios films for the origin of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, this take on the character was largely faithful to the source material, especially in terms of the villain's costume design. However, new concept illustrations reveal alternate designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio suit were considered, some of which are notably different from the comic book outfit with entirely different color schemes.
You can check out the first concept illustration of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio costume below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery.
What do you think of these concept designs? Which alternate costume design is your favorite? Would any of them be a better suit for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters! Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!