Matt Damon can be a part of Thor: Love and Thunder, the actor has confirmed, although it stays unclear in what capability. On Thor: Ragnarok, Damon performed Loki in an Asgardian stage play within the honour of Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who was on the time was disguised as his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Damon might probably be returning to reprise stated function, nevertheless it may also be a brand new function in an expanded capability, on condition that the 50-year-old American actor stated he could be in Australia — the place Thor: Love and Thunder is filming — for the “subsequent few months”.
“I am so excited that my household and I can be ready to name Australia residence for the subsequent few months,” Damon stated in an announcement to Australian media. “Australian movie crews are world famend for his or her professionalism and are a pleasure to work with so the 14 days of quarantine can be properly price it. I would like to thank the large assist offered by the NSW authorities and Australian authorities, with out which this may not have been potential.”
Per native rules within the Australian state of New South Wales, the Damon household have to be sequestered in a non-public residence for 14 days, earlier than they’re cleared to be on a film set or transfer about publicly.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Damon’s arrival and casting in an announcement of his personal: “Hollywood famous person Matt Damon becoming a member of our homegrown expertise to movie such a significant film in NSW is an enormous win creating hundreds of jobs for locals.”
As well as to Damon, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster / The Mighty Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, and Christian Bale as the villain Gorr the God Butcher. Karen Gillan revealed she had arrived in Sydney not too long ago in preparation to play Nebula — her Guardians of the Galaxy character — which means that Thor: Love and Thunder may be an “Asgardians of the Galaxy” movie.
Behind the scenes, Taika Waititi returns as director — he may even play Korg, launched in Thor: Ragnarok — and author alongside Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Somebody Nice). Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige serves as the producer, as he has on each Marvel Cinematic Universe title.
For the MCU’s Section 4, Thor: Love and Thunder would be the sixth movie after Scarlett Johansson-led Black Widow (Might 7), MCU’s first Asian lead in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (July 9), Chloé Zhao-directed Eternals (November 5), as-yet untitled Spider-Man 3 (December 17) with all three eras of live-action Spider-Males, and Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity (March 2022) which is able to instantly tie into WandaVision, Loki, and Spider-Man 3.
Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to launch Might 6, 2022 in cinemas worldwide.