Thor 3 Will Shoot at Pinewood Atlanta Studios [Updated]

Chris Hemsworth Thor Art by PC Designs

[Update: As originally reported, Thor: Ragnarok will actually shoot in Australia, not Atlanta]

This week in Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 news, the second draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 screenplay has been completed by writer-director James Gunn as the project gears up for a February start date to principal photography at at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. This new, fast-growing, Atlanta facility has become the new home for Marvel Studios who were the first company to use its stages when shooting Ant-Man there last year.

Marvel returned this summer with Captain America: Civil War and as we learned today, will continue using the Atlanta facilities after Guardians of the Galaxy 2 when it returns in late 2016 again to begin production on Thor: Ragnarok, a film that still needs a director.

The previous Thor solo adventure, The Dark World, shot at London's Pinewood locations where Marvel's Doctor Strange will shoot in a few weeks. The return stateside for the three-quel to where the original Thor shot is not entirely surprising given the closer proximity to Marvel Studios' LA headquarters and the tax incentives of shooting in Atlanta. Not to mention, this new Pinewood lot is the newest and most advanced, and has the most space for large productions. It even has its own private Home Depot store on the lot!

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