Title star Chris Hemsworth announced the start of principal photography on Thor: Love and Thunder — now officially Marvel’s longest-running Avenger solo movie franchise — with a heartfelt tweet acknowledging Indigenous Australians and calling awareness to the January 26th “Australia Day” holiday controversy. Posing with members of the Gadigal and Bidiagal Nation, as well as director New Zealand director Taika Waititi, and members of the Maori communtity, 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. … Let’s find a date where all Australians can celebrate this beautiful country together.
Thor: Love and Thunder is being directed by Taika Waititi, from a script he wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan also star.
The movie is slated for release in theaters on May 6, 2022.
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