Matt Damon has just become the latest Hollywood actor to touch down in Australia as he prepares to join the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder.
Damon and his family landed in Sydney on Saturday and are currently going through their 14 days of quarantine. The family will call Australia home for the next few months while production is in progress.
“I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months,” Damon said in a statement. “Australian film crews are world renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it.”
It’s currently unclear who Damon will play in Love and Thunder, unless he’s returning to cameo in it. I reckon that’s unlikely though – 14 days of quarantine and moving to another country for a few months seems like a steep price to pay for a few minutes on screen.
Early on in Ragnarok, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to Asgard to discover his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is posing as their father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) as he enjoys a play based on their lives.
In it, beneath the wigs and makeup, is Matt Damon as Loki, Luke Hemsworth – Chris’ older brother – as Thor, and Sam Neill as Odin.
Anthony Hopkins’ “oh shit” cracks me up every time.
Moving on, Damon joining the film is hardly a surprise considering he’s pretty good mates with Hemsworth. The pair have been spotted swanning around town together over the past few years, including that one time they went to the footy together.
Thor: Love and Thunder is directed by Taika Waititi, and stars Hemsworth as the god of thunder, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster.
Christian Bale has joined the cast as the film baddie, Gorr the God Butcher. That is, uh, quite the name.
Chris Pratt is set to reprise his role as Star-Lord in the film as well, which makes sense since Thor was last seen aboard Peter Quill’s spaceship in the closing scenes of Avengers: Endgame. Doesn’t that feel like a million years ago?
Thor: Love and Thunder is slated for release May 6, 2022.
In the meantime, Disney just released the first two episodes of Marvel’s WandaVision on its streaming service, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.
In it, the two super-powered beings live their idealised suburban lives… until they realise everything is not as it seems.
You can find WandaVision and the rest of Marvel’s current slate of titles on Disney+ now.