Mjölnir is heading to Oz (Australia, not the Yellow Brick Road!)
It was announced on Thursday that [Thor: Ragnarok](tag:956858) & Alien: Paradise Lost (aka Prometheus 2) will film in Australia.
"During recent visits to both Los Angeles and New York, I met with senior executives of major film and production houses, with Walt Disney Company, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Village Roadshow, NBC Universal and directors Ridley Scott and Brett Ratner, who all expressed a very keen desire to invest in significant new film production projects right here in Australia,"
Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, said at a press conference to announce the news.
"They specifically spoke about the value in Australia as a filming destination, the quality and variety of our locations, but more importantly our highly qualified and talented workforce, our embrace of innovative technology, our stable economy, our dollar, all this makes Australia an attractive destination."
Born in Melbourne, Chris Hemsworth will return home to reprise his role as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok, and will be joined by fellow Avenger, Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows) will direct while Craig Kyle (Planet Hulk) and Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) will pen the script.
Hemsworth, in a video message, is said to be “incredibly excited to be coming back home to work.”
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are expected to return for the sequel to 2012's Prometheus, Alien: Paradise Lost. Directed by Ridley Scott, Prometheus 2 was written by Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern).
Both projects are estimated to bring in 3,000 local jobs and will cost $475 million, $300 million is said to be reinvested in Australia.
Locations and start dates have not been confirmed as of yet.
Thor: Ragnarok is due for release on 3rd of November, 2017 while Alien: Paradise Lost has no official release date yet.
PLEASE NOTE: Marvel and Ridley Scott... MY SCHEDULE IS WIDE OPEN... I will even fly myself over to wherever you are!