Gold Coast goes from strength-to-strength with Thor: Ragnarok the next in a line of Hollywood blockbuster to be filmed here.
Thor is tipped to top Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as the biggest film to be produced in Australia.
Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed on the Gold Coast in 2015 and included an all-star cast led by Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.
Thor has started pre-production at Village Road Studios and will commence full production in July 2016, ready for a November 2017 release date.
It is the third instalment of the Marvels Studios’ franchise. The first two films in the Thor series earned a combined $1 billion at the global box office.
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth will star in the film. The Home and Away heart throb hit the big time after his appearance in the original Thor movie.
Appearing alongside Hemsworth will be a start studded line-up including Australian acting royalty, Cate Blanchett.
Thor will be the first production to use the new $14.5 million Stage 9 at Village Roadshow Studios. Construction of the facility, which will house the squash competition at the Commonwealth Games, was brought forward to accommodate filming of the production.
Strong collaboration and support from Federal Government, State Government and Local Council assisted in attracting Thor, estimated to inject $300 million into the local economy.
TOP REASONS INTERNATIONAL BLOCKBUSTERS ARE CHOOSING TO FILM ON THE GOLD COAST:
The Gold Coast has produced over $1.7 billion worth of US productions. Check out what has been filmed here.
The Gold Coast is home to Village Roadshow Studios, which offers the largest facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Producers are often surprised by the diverse, largely undiscovered landscapes that can be found on the Gold Coast. See some of the amazing locations here.
The Gold Coast has a large crew base that are multi-skilled and versatile.
With the current Australian Dollar, filming in Australia is comparatively more affordable.
Support from all levels of government make filming is as easy as can be.Financial incentives. City of Gold Coast offers a film financial incentive (in addition to other government bodies).