‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: 1 of Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Spotted in Australia Sparking Rumors of a Top-Secret Cameo
Thor: Love and Thunder is more than a year away from hitting theaters. But in recent months, the project has started to come together in development. Many members of the cast and crew are now gathering in Australia to begin production.
And, it looks like Marvel may have a major surprise in store for fans. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars was reportedly spotted down under this past week, sparking rumors of a major top-secret cameo.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is the fourth solo film for Chris Hemsworth’s character
Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will likely be the only one of the original six Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who will be part of the cinema side of phase 4. He’s also the first central Marvel character to have their solo series reach four movies.
According to Cinema Blend, Hemsworth is returning for Thor: Love and Thunder, along with Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster). As most fans know by now, Jane will be transforming into The Mighty Thor in the upcoming sequel.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are also expected to make an appearance. After all, the God of Thunder did leave Earth with them at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Dave Bautista (Drax), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), and Pom Klementieff (Mantis) have already been spotted in Australia.
The primary villain in the film will be Gorr the God Butcher. Christian Bale is ditching DC and heading over to Marvel to play the alien who yields the “All-Black the Necrosword.”
One of Hollywood’s biggest stars sparks Marvel rumors after being spotted in Australia
According to News.com.au, Matt Damon and his family recently arrived in Sydney, Australia, on a private jet. Apparently, the Oscar winner has begun quarantining in preparation for a cameo in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Currently, it’s unknown what role Damon will play in Taika Waititi’s sequel or how big his part will be. But, the expectation is that Damon will reprise the uncredited role he played in Thor: Ragnarok.
Fans will remember that Damon’s unnamed character was one of the Asgardian thespians. He played the role of Loki on stage alongside Luke Hemsworth as “fake Thor.” The two were putting on a performance of events from Thor: The Dark World.
It was a brief cameo from Damon, and fans never saw what happened to his character during Hela’s attack and Surtur’s destruction of Asgard. But if Damon is reprising the same role, it’s safe to say his character made it to the lifeboat and to the escape pod during Thanos’ attack.
However, there’s also the possibility that Damon could be playing a completely different character. And, he could be making a lot more than just a cameo.
Australia welcomes Matt Damon and his family for the filming of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
While the majority of the cast and crew of Thor: Love and Thunder have quarantined in a government facility, Damon and his family will do so in private. According to The Daily Mail, the Damon family landed in Australia on Saturday, January 16. After that they began their privately-arranged 14-day quarantine in New South Wales.
“I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months,” Damon said.
The 50-year-old actor flew to Australia with his wife Luciana Barroso and their children Isabella, 14, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10. The family will receive their private health services from Dr. Zac Turner, the CEO of Concierge Doctors.
“Hollywood superstar Matt Damon joining our homegrown talent to film such a major movie in NSW [New South Wales] is a big win creating thousands of jobs for locals,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
“Australia’s management of COVID-19 and our Government’s tax incentives have ensured that our film industry is booming with many new jobs for actors as well electricians, carpenters, cooks, security staff, bus drivers, and a massive boost for NSW.”
Damon and his wife have also purchased a $22 million mansion in the popular Australian coastal town of Byron Bay. Right near their friends Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky.
Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled for release in theaters on May 6, 2022