For Marvel fans awaiting the latest installment of Thor’s adventures, good news awaits. 50-year-old Matt Damon has been confirmed as a part of the cast for the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder.
The seasoned actor had already made a cameo in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, the previous movie in the saga on Thor. Here he appeared as an actor who plays the role of villain Loki in an Asgardian stage play. The play-within-the-movie plot is one of the most memorable and funny scenes of this movie.
Although the current role of Damon has not been disclosed, sources confirm that the actor has already reached Sydney, Australia to begin his work. He will be following the required protocol of quarantining for two weeks before getting into the sets for the production to start.
Talking to the media, Matt recently announced, “I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months.” He also was full of praise for the Australian film crews. They are, in Damon’s words, “world-renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it.”
With his name confirmed in the cast, Damon joins an all-star ensemble which features several popular stars including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Tessa Thompson and Dave Bautista. Hemsworth will continue to play the character of Thor and Portman returns to playing Jane Foster in the new movie. Director Taika Waititi has already hinted at several possibilities that could emerge in the movie including a possible romantic spark between Thor and Foster. He has already declared the film as “very romantic”. “It is so insane and it’s also very romantic. I’m into romances now. I want to make romance. I want to make something that I’ve never done or cared for. I would like to attack something like that.” Taititi was quoted telling the press.
Waititi is grateful for the time he got as a result of delays caused by the pandemic to perfect the script for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’. He laments that present-day movies are made in a big rush and the pandemic helped several filmmakers to concentrate on finer aspects of their work. He said: “There are a few positive things I can take away. One of them is that a lot of these films, and films in general, are rushed or you don’t have as much time as you’d want to have on the script and things like that.”
Regarding his own movie, Waititi anticipates a great production in the works. “I think it’s going to be really good. We’ve been writing the script off and on for a year and I’m just, actually this week, doing another pass on it.
Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth movie in the series focusing on the hammer-wielding SuperHero Norse God in the Marvel Universe. It is all set for release in 2022 if work progresses at the current pace.