Production continues on Marvel's highly-anticipated Phase 3 sequel Thor: Ragnarok, under the direction of Taika Waititi. The filmmaker has been an active presence on social media throughout the shoot, and over the weekend, he shared a new image teasing an impressive five-camera setup on Twitter. No details were given about what scene the filmmaker is shooting with this unique five-camera setup.
We reported last week that Sam Neill has joined the cast, which reunites him with Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum, who plays The Grandmaster. No details were given as to who he's playing, but it doesn't seem that he has a very large role, since the actor admitted that he only worked a few days on this superhero adventure. Production started on July 4th in Queensland, Australia before moving to Brisbane.
The cast already has some stellar actors aboard, including two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Tessa Thompson as the classic hero Valkyrie and Karl Urban as Skurge. Karl Urban revealed a few days ago that he has wrapped on the production. Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, Sir Anthony Hopkins returns as Odin, and Tom Hiddleston is back one last time as Loki.
Marvel has yet to release an official synopsis for Thor 3 as of yet, but we do know a few things about the plot of the movie. For one, it will at least be partially adapting the beloved Planet Hulk storyline from the comics, which is something fans have been craving in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for quite some time. We also know that it has been described as a road movie with Thor and Bruce Banner/The Hulk joining forces to take down the bad guys in the movie. There are also rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch may be making an appearance in the movie as Doctor Strange and that at least part of the movie will be taking place on Earth, or Midgard, although most of the movie will be set in the cosmos.
Taika Waititi directs from a script by Christohper Yost, Craig Kyle and Stephany Folsom. Marvel has set a November 3, 2017 release date for Thor: Ragnarok, which currently doesn't have any direct competition at this time, but that could change between now and then. Take a look at the latest set photo from Thor: Ragnarok, courtesy of director Taika Waititi.
Independent cinema is not dead. pic.twitter.com/itjTgqx4tO— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) October 1, 2016