New Thor and Alien movies to be filmed on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast will play host to the God of Thunder with Julie Bishop announcing the new Thor movie will be filmed right here in our very own backyard!

ALEX HEINKE reports.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced that Australia has secured an agreement from Marvel Studios and Disney to film its next superhero epic after a good experience making Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales this year.


The newest addition of Thor will begin filming on the Gold Coast next year with Aussie hunk Chris Hemsworth reprising his roll from previous Marvel movies.

Ms Bishop made the announcement from Canberra alongside Gold Coast MPs Steven Ciobo and Stuart Robert and paid tribute to their work.

Ms Bishop said that Sir Ridley Scott’s next Alien film, a sequel to his 2012 hit Prometheus, would also be filmed in Australia.

“We are here to announce that the Australian Government has secured two large budget film productions to be produced in Australia from next year,” she said.

“Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok will continue the super hero adventures but be filmed here in Australia.

“Also, 20th Century Fox will bring Sir Ridley Scott to Australia to film his next Alien film, yet to be titled.”

It is understood that more than $40 million was spent to attract the films, which are expected to inject more than $300 million into the economy.