Actor Chris Hemsworth has began shooting for Marvel’s Thor: Love And Thunder with director Taika Waititi in Australia.
The shoot started on January 26, celebrated as Australia Day. The crew started the shooting with a ceremony that includes the Gamay dancers of Gadigal and Bidiagal Nation and karakia from Te Aranganui, that are indigenous tribes of Australia. Chris and Taika shared photos from the ceremony on their social media.
Sharing the photos on Instagram, Chris Hemsworth wrote, “A beautiful start to our shoot today with a Welcome to Country ceremony from the Gamay dancers of the Gadigal and Bidiagal Nation and performance and karakia by Maori dancers from Te Aranganui. Indigenous Australians may be just as proud of this country, but many see January 26th as a date signifying the beginning of dispossession, disease epidemics, frontier violence, destruction of culture, exploitation, abuse, separation of families and subjection to policies of extreme social control. Let’s begin the healing and stand together in unity and support with our First Nations people with solidarity and compassion. Let’s find a date where all Australians can celebrate this beautiful country together. #changethedate @taikawaititi #thorloveandthunder 📷 @jasinboland.”
Taika Waititi in the meantime tweeted, “Started Love & Thunder with Welcome to Country ceremony from Gamay dancers of Gadigal & Bidiagal Nation and karakia from Te Aranganui. I encourage all film makers to engage with 1st nations peoples whenever shooting your films. It’s worth it and it’s the right thing to do.”
Started Love & Thunder with Welcome to Country ceremony from Gamay dancers of Gadigal & Bidiagal Nation and karakia from Te Aranganui. I encourage all movie makers to have interaction with 1st nations peoples at any time when shooting your movies. It’s value it and it’s the best factor to do.🖤💛❤️ pic.twitter.com/Rhhvt2zFNE
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) January 27, 2021
The Kiwi filmmaker had beforehand directed Thor Ragnarok and has resumed directorial duties for Thor’s fourth solo outing.
In Thor: Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson will reprise their roles from earlier Thor movies. Christian Bale is about to enter MCU with this movie as he performs Gorr the God Butcher. Matt Damon may even be seen within the film. He had a cameo in Thor Ragnarok as nicely.
Chris Pratt, who performs Star Lord in MCU, will reprise his function within the Taika Waititi directorial. Karen Gillan’s Nebula may even begin shooting for the movie quickly.
Thor: Love and Thunder is about to launch in May 2022.