A casting call spotted in Starnow Australia suggests that Thor: Love and Thunder, is set to begin filming soon.
The casting call states a “major feature film” set to be filmed in New South Wales is currently looking for stand-ins and photo doubles for a lead male and two lead females. The descriptions of each matching up with descriptions of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). According to the casting call, dates for the project are January 2021 to June 2021.
There is nothing in the casting call that specifically names Thor: Love and Thunder, but it does state, “we’re seeking a full-time stand-in/photo double for lead cast members in a major US Feature film being shot out of Fox Studios next year.” Considering that Thor is set to film in Australia and previous reports suggest a January start date then the casting call appears to be for that movie.
This casting call is just the latest bit of information on the Project. We recently had the news that Christian Bale had arrived in Sydney to prepare for pre-production. Bale’s role in the movie is still unknown but there is a general consensus that he will be playing the villain following previous comments from Valkyrie actress, Tessa Thompson.
The casting is not really a surprise as Thor actor Chris Hemsworth stated in a previous interview:
“I’m supposed to be shooting Thor right now, but obviously it got pushed back,” he began. “I’ll be starting that in January. This is the fourth time with a Thor film and the eighth Marvel film overall. Very excited, excited to try something different. The last three films, I think we certainly pushed the envelope. We’ve had a few different versions of the character. Now people expect dramatic change. We’ve got our work cut out for us. Taika Waititi, he’s back to direct. He’s writing the script right now. Natalie Portman is going to be in the film, Tessa Thompson. So, we’ve got a fantastic slew of actor’s in there, and cast and crew.”
As we get more news on the project we will of course keep you updated.