Two Marvel movies to film in Australia

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Thor: Love and Thunder will shoot back-to-back in Sydney.

By Nia Daniels 29 Jul 2019

Two Marvel movies to film in Australia

Production is expected to begin on the next instalment of the Thor franchise in August 2020, with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings shooting later this year.

Filming will take place at Fox Studios in Sydney, with the Thor follow-up boosted by an A$24.1m location incentive grant.

Overall, the Thor film is expected to spend around A$178m and create up to 2,500 jobs, with Marvel Studios providing a trainee scheme to target skills shortages.

NSW minister for the arts Don Harwin MLC said the Made in NSW fund had again secured a major production and that the Thor movie will be the third time Marvel Studios has based production in Australia, following Thor: Ragnarok, which used Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland.

“NSW is the complete package, offering a spectacular location and skilled technicians that can support the requirements of a major blockbuster film,” he said.

The Made in NSW fund has a pot of $55 million to support features and TV projects over the next four years. The Australian government’s location incentive increases the existing location offset rate from 16.5% to 30% for eligible big-budget international productions.

The announcement is a boost to Sydney’s already film-friendly profile and comes on the back of the recent news that Industrial Light and Magic, LucasFilm’s visual effects division, is setting up a production hub adjacent to Fox Studios.

Thor: Ragnarok © Disney/Marvel.
Sydney photo: Pixabay.

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