MCU Phase 4's 'Thor: Love and Thunder' to begin filming in August, announces director Taika Waititi

'Love and Thunder' made headlines when it was announced that Natalie Portman's Jane Foster would be making a return


                            MCU Phase 4's 'Thor: Love and Thunder' to begin filming in August, announces director Taika Waititi
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It's good news for Thor fans as the upcoming MCU film, 'Thor: Love and Thunder' has announced the start date for filming. Filmmaker Taika Waititi, in an interview with TheWrap, said the latest installment starts filming in August.

"I've just finished shooting this film, a sports film with Michael Fassbender. In August, I start shooting another Thor film," Waititi said.  This will be his second project in the MCU after 'Thor: Ragnarok'. 

'Love and Thunder' made headlines when it was announced that Natalie Portman's Jane Foster would be making a return. It was also confirmed that there would be a  female Thor, something that Waititi told Entertainment Weekly, would be a new thing.

"I think we're gonna double down a lot on that and have it bigger, bolder and brighter. There's just gonna be some really crazy stuff in the film," he added. The director had also said the film takes in some inspiration from Jason Aaron's 'The Mighty Thor'. 

"We're not sure if we’re going to do a complete lift of that whole storyline. These things change through the shoot and even when we're editing sometimes. Like, 'Let's get rid of that storyline where she's got breast cancer. We’ll change it to something else, or maybe she's fine'," he told Variety.

What we do know is Portman will be coming in as the second Thor and not as a replacement of the Chris Hemsworth version. It remains to be seen if the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' are still a part of the upcoming installment.

Last we saw, Thor was jetting off with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and the rest of the Guardians, sans Gamora (Zoe Saldanha) and joked about the bunch being called the 'Asgardians of the Galaxy'.

'Thor: Love and Thunder' is slated for a November 5, 2021, release.

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