Melissa McCarthy Joins the Cast of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

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Melissa McCarthy Joins the Cast of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’. SPOILER ALERT: This post shares video and discusses topics that may ruin aspects of the upcoming Marvel Studios film: Thor: Love and Thunder. If you do not wish to have details about the film spoiled for you we recommend you stop reading past this point. Thank-you!

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A leaked video from the set of Thor: Love and Thunder revealed that Melissa McCarthy has been cast as “Actress Hela” for the sequel. The video features director Taika Waititi giving instruction to actors Melissa McCarthy, Matt Damon, and Luke Hemsworth as stage versions of Hela, Loki, and Thor, reenacting the story featured in Thor: Ragnarok.

Previous photos from the set indicated a stage similar to the one featured in Thor: Ragnarok was fabricated for the upcoming movie. Filming took place within a very short window of time, and reports from those who visited the set claimed it was deconstructed even faster than it was built after cameras stopped rolling. Rumors had surfaced that Matt Damon was in Australia despite travel restrictions, coincidentally around the same time other actors made their arrival to Sydney for filming Thor: Love and Thunder. The video now confirms it was due to filming for the Thor sequel and to reprise his role as “Actor Loki” for this movie.

You can check out the leaked video below:

Related: New Set Photos for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ are Here

Many fans may be questioning why production members may not be masked while filming, but rest assured, Australia’s initial protocols to combat the COVID-19 outbreak has allowed the country to opt out of mask wearing for several months now. The persons in the photos wearing masks are likely international production members for Thor: Love and Thunder or those who would feel more comfortable wearing the masks during filming.

Thor: Love and Thunder is set to premiere on May 6, 2022 and will star Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/The Mighty Thor), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), and the Guardians of the Galaxy, with Christian Bale (Gorr the God Butcher). Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Marvel!

Source: CBR