By Stephen Ippolito | July 27th, 2020
Last week we found out that director Taika Waititi is nearly finished working on the script for Thor: Love and Thunder. Now over the weekend, one of the film’s stars, Natalie Portman, has revealed when shooting is expected to begin on the fourth installment in the Thor franchise.
In an interview with Serena Williams, Portman says that filming is expected to begin sometime early next year in Australia. With a February 2022 release date, that would be a logical time for shooting to start, so it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. Originally the film was slated to come out in November 2021 but was pushed back because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
At San Diego Comic-Con in the summer of 2019, it was announced that Portman would be returning to the franchise after being left out of Thor: Ragnarok. It was also revealed that she would be playing a female version of Thor. This version of the God of Thunder was introduced in the Comics during Jason Aaron’s run on the series (2014).
Plot details, for the most part, remain under wraps. Aside from Portman, the film will see the return of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Waititi once again provide the voice of Korg.
In January, the Comic-Book movie world was shocked to hear that three-time Batman actor, Christian Bale, was in talks to join the film. In March, it was confirmed that he would be appearing and that he would also be playing the villain. The question has now become what foe will he be playing?