Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok will begin reshoots in Atlanta, GA starting next week. And with Spider-Man: Homecoming set to hit theaters in just a few short days, Marvel fans can start looking forward once again to Ragnarok, which will be the third and final film released by Marvel Studios in 2017. Set to be the conclusion to the studio’s standalone Thor franchise, the film is shaping up to be one of Marvel Studios’ most unusual and unexpected theatrical outings to date, with a comedic tone and style that feels reminiscent at times of the John Carpenter-directed movies of the 1980s, like Big Trouble in Little China.
That’s in no doubt thanks to the creative input of director Taika Waititi, who is coming off of a successful comedy career and is one of Marvel’s more inspired directorial choices. And even despite Marvel only releasing one teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok up until this point – which James Gunn deemed to be the best trailer for any Marvel film ever – the anticipation and excitement for Ragnarok has been steadily building over the past few months.
As usual with blockbuster films of this size, however, there’s still one more production stop that the film has to make before it finishes post-production. And today, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution is reporting that Thor: Ragnarok is currently preparing for a couple days of reshoots in Atlanta, GA this month, which will take place on July 12 and 19. Additionally, the reshoots are looking for “Caucasian-looking men” any over 18 and who are between 5’10” and 6’1″ to play extras in the scenes. The casting call also states that all applicants must “be very physically fit, with muscular and defined arms.”
It’s impossible to know what scenes that Waititi and co. might be adding or tweaking for the finished film, or if these two days are really the only amount of time needed for Ragnarok. If so, then the film might just one of Marvel’s more successful projects to date, purely from a production standpoint alone, with the small amount of reshoots meaning that Waititi and his crew are able to use everything that was already shot last year, for a majority of the actual final cut of Thor: Ragnarok. That’s an impressive feat for any filmmaker to achieve, especially for a film of this size and scale.
But then again, one of the most striking aspects of the first teaser trailer for Ragnarok was how clearly defined its tone and visuals appeared to be already, though, that might not be much of a surprise to longtime followers of Waititi’s career. After all, while this is the first time that Waititi is making a film of this size, he’s proven himself countless times already to be an extremely talented filmmaker in his own right, and one who is able to balance a multitude of different tones rather masterfully. So while there’s still quite a bit of time left before Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters later this year, it becoming more and more clear at this point that the film is going to be, at the very least, one of the most unusual Marvel projects to date.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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