Since the much-awaited Marvel flicks Thor: Love and Thunder are set to release in 2022, actor Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor, and director Taika Waititi have started shooting for the movie in Australia. The shoot began on January 26, celebrated as Australia Day. The shoot commenced with a beautiful celebration with a ceremony featuring the Gamay dancers of Gadigal and Bidiagal Nation and karakia from Te Aranganui, some of Australia’s indigenous tribes.
The celebration was a perfect start to the shoot as Chris and Taika shared pictures from the ceremony on their social media handles.
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The picture was captioned “A beautiful start to our shoot today with a Welcome to the Country ceremony from the Gamay dancers of the Gadigal and Bidiagal Nation and performance and karakia by Maori dancers from Te Aranganui. Indigenous Australians may be just as proud of this country, but many see January 26th as a date signifying the beginning of dispossession, disease epidemics, frontier violence, destruction of culture, exploitation, abuse, separation of families, and subjection to policies of extreme social control. Let’s begin the healing and stand together in unity and support with our First Nations people with solidarity and compassion. Let’s find a date where all Australians can celebrate this beautiful country together. #changethedate @taikawaititi #thorloveandthunder 📷 @jasinboland.”
The director Taika Waititi tweeted pictures from the ceremony on his Twitter handle. The tweet read- “Started Love & Thunder with Welcome to the Country ceremony from Gamay dancers of Gadigal & Bidiagal Nation and karakia from Te Aranganui. I encourage all filmmakers to engage with 1st nations peoples whenever shooting your films. It’s worth it and it’s the right thing to do.”
Started Love & Thunder with Welcome to Country ceremony from Gamay dancers of Gadigal & Bidiagal Nation and karakia from Te Aranganui. I encourage all film makers to engage with 1st nations peoples whenever shooting your films. It’s worth it and it’s the right thing to do.🖤💛❤️ pic.twitter.com/Rhhvt2zFNE
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) January 27, 2021
Thor: Love And Thunder is the fourth film in the Thor movie franchise. Taika Waititi also directed Thor: Ragnarok, which made $854 million at the box office. The filmmaker will also voice the Kronan warrior Korg in the latest installment. Actors from the previous movies will take their roles including Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson. Plot details of the new Thor film have been kept under wraps.
Chris Patt who played “Star-Lord” in “The Guardians of the Galaxy” will be seen in the movie.