As you may know, Thor: Ragnarok is currently shooting in Queensland, Australia. Over the course of the past two weeks, we’ve seen star Chris Hemsworth offer a look at the set, his own private roller coaster and the hilarious prank he pulled on new director Taika Waititi. Now Mark Ruffalo is getting in on the fun. He’s shared a behind-the-scenes video. And it proves that Hulk is back, and he’s angry!
Courtesy of Twitter, Mark Ruffalo shows off the biggest pair of Hulk hands you’ve ever seen as he Hulks out on set. We’re not sure how much Bruce Banner will be present in the movie, especially since most of it takes place in the cosmos. Though we do know that Bruce and Hulk will struggle to come to terms with each other, and one of the side stories will see the AWOL scientist trying to deal with his big green alter ego. About the new video, Mark Ruffalo says this.
“Hello from the set of #Thor3! As you can see, I’ve got my hands full. It ain’t easy being green….@thorofficial”
Production is expected to last through October with additional pick-up days scheduled for 2017. For the shoot, star Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, is moving his entire family to the Gold Coast for the duration of the Thor 3 shoot. The actor is a Melbourne, Australia native, with Cate Blanchett also hailing from the country.
Two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett joins this Marvel Studios’ adventure as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum, who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban who will add his might to the fray as Skurge. Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo, reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from Marvel’s The Avengers and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s what producer Kevin Feige had to say about these new cast members in a statement.
“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet. The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”
Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (Rush, In the Heart of the Sea, Ghostbusters) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak, The Night Manager, Kong: Skull Island) as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (The Dark Tower, Luther, Beasts of No Nation) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs, Nixon, Hitchcock) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.
Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (Two Cars, One Night, What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee. Production is slated to begin this summer, with Marvel setting a November 3, 2017 release date for Thor: Ragnarok. Marvel hasn’t confirmed any story details thus far, but this movie has been rumored to take both Thor and Hulk on a “cosmic road trip,” after the villainous Hela banishes Thor from Asgard. Take a look as Mark Ruffalo returns as The Hulk.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 12, 2016