Avengers, gather Down Under! Marvel films to be set in Australia for ‘next FIVE years’ … as influx of movie stars cement Sydney’s status as ‘Hollywood 2.0’
Australia is apparently poised to become the hub for filming of Marvel franchise blockbusters in the “ foreseeable future. ”
According to The Daily Telegraph, Disney – which bought Marvel for $ 4 billion in 2009 – is relinquishing its headquarters in Atlanta, U.S., in favor of Sydney for the “ next five years, ” after the coronavirus pandemic closed its production facilities.
“There is nowhere in the world where movies can be shot the way they can be here in Australia,” a studio source revealed.
Avengers, gather Down Under! According to the Daily Telegraph, mega studio Disney – which bought Marvel for $ 4 billion in 2009 – is abandoning filming in Atlanta, US, in favor of Sydney for the “next five years.” Pictured: Chris Pratt in Guardians Of The Galaxy
“ Sydney is the place to be for Marvel blockbusters, as most of them are basically shot in front of a green screen. The whole studio is being transformed mainly from the United States.
Marvel director Kevin Feige is rumored to be set to make a permanent move underneath and film the next batch of Marvel movies at Fox Studios in Moore Park.
This will include Guardians of the Galaxy 3, starring Chris Pratt, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 directed by Brie Larson, and a Doctor Strange sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Thor: Love and Thunder, starring Chris Hemsworth, a Byron Bay resident, is already in the middle of filming after it premieres on January 26.
Coming Up: Films slated to shoot Down Under will include Guardians of the Galaxy 3 starring Chris Pratt, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 directed by Brie Larson (pictured) and a Doctor Strange sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch
A slew of famous faces have abandoned their overseas homes in favor of Australia amid the pandemic, with celebrities such as Zac Efron, Matt Damon and Natalie Portman all flying over to film various projects.
There has been so much activity from Tinseltown to Byron Bay and the surrounding area that it has even been dubbed “Hollywood 2.0” in recent months.
The latest celebrity to sign up for Down Under filming engagements is Jennifer Lawrence, who is expected to arrive to film the latest Marvel movie for Fantastic Four.
He’s back: Thor: Love and Thunder, starring Byron Bay resident Chris Hemsworth, is already immersed in filming in Australia
Moves: The exodus from Tinseltown Down Under continues next month, when Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (pictured) is expected to arrive to film the latest Fantastic Four movie, according to The Daily Telegraph
It comes after news that Julia Roberts and Sean Penn are heading to Down Under to film a new political thriller in Sydney called ‘Gaslit’.
Hollywood A-listers will be arriving in Australia in the coming weeks to begin filming on the new series, which also stars Australian actor Joel Edgerton.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Joel and his brother Nash will also act as directors and executive producers of the series.
A recent According to the report, the influx of famous actors and filmmakers is expected to inject more than $ 1.47 billion into the Australian economy.
The series of locally produced blockbusters has already created more than 11,800 jobs in the industry, according to The Australian.
Television and film productions in Australia
- Thor: Love and Thunder (Sydney)
- Escape Spiderhead (Gold Coast)
- Blacklight (Melbourne)
- Three thousand years of desire (Sydney)
- Carmen (Sydney)
- Thirteen Lives (Gold Coast)
- Elvis (various locations in Queensland)
- Guardians of the Galaxy 3 (Sydney)
- Black Panther 2 (Sydney)
- Captain Marvel 2 (Sydney)
- Doctor Strange sequel (Sydney)
- Nine Perfect Strangers (Byron Bay)
- Pieces of her (Sydney)
- Gold (South Australia)
- The Tourist (South Australia)
- Young Rock (Queensland)
- Joe Exotic (Queensland)
- Irreverent (Queensland)
- Eden (Byron Bay)
- Favorite Idiot (New South Wales)
- Gaslit (Sydney)