Marvel Studios reveals upcoming projects will exclusively film down under 'for the next five years'

Monday, February 22
Ciarán Mather

(Super)men at work:

Marvel Studios will move all productions of its upcoming TV and film adaptations to Sydney, Australia over the next five years, it has been reported.

The media behemoth's president, Kevin Feige, is reportedly considering a permanent move to Australia, with the first project set to film there being the fourth Thor film, Love and Thunder.

The claims come from an insider who spoke to The Daily Telegraph, who explained: 'There is nowhere in the world where films can be shot in the way they can be here in Australia.'

'Sydney is the perfect place for the Marvel blockbusters because most are essentially shot in front of a green screen.’ 

Other films that are heavily rumoured to be included in the filming are Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and sequels to Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Black Panther, as well as the MCU's long-anticipated reboot of The Fantastic Four.

Australia is one of the few countries in the world to have come out on top of the COVID-19 virus, with various public outlets, ranging from bars to festivals, recently being reopened throughout the nation.

Thor star and native Australian Chris Hemsworth was recently hospitalised after he had suffered a painful back injury on the set of the upcoming film, leaving him with acute back pain and swelling over the past few weeks. 

The 37-year-old has reportedly had cortisone injections in his back to ease the pain.

As Marvel's first Disney+ show, WandaVision, reaches its end, its new series, Falcon and The Winter Soldier, will debut on March 19th.