The name Thor will likely come to mind if you are a Marvel enthusiast. As one of the six original Avengers, Thor Odinson lived some of his highest and lowest moments within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Chances are, you grew up watching those moments from the big screen.
As “Thor: Love and Thunder” hit the big screen, here is a quick refresher of the titular’s hero journey within the MCU. Before this, Thor appeared in “Avengers: Endgame”, where he joined the remaining heroes to fight the powerful but evil character Thanos. At the end of the film, the “Strongest Avenger” joins the Guardian on a journey of self-discovery — without his family and clueless about what the future holds.
According to IMDB, “Thor: Love and Thunder” was filmed at a few locations in Australia and Canada. Other reports state that filming began in early February and wrapped in June 2021, while the film’s post-production was completed in February 2022.
With that being said, here are three film locations from “Thor: Love and Thunder” worth checking out. Who knows — one of them could be near your university.
Film locations for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ worth exploring
1. Fox Studios, Moore Park
Since Thor is a galactic superhero, some scenes needed to be completed in a studio — and Sydney’s Fox Studios Australia was responsible for most of the visual effects in “Thor: Love and Thunder”. After all, we did see Gorr, the God Butcher, portrayed by Christian Bale, destroying a whole planet in the film’s trailer. Or how can we forget the fantastic visual effects from Thor when he uses his power to summon Stormbreaker.
Moore Park is also near many reputable universities in Australia — the University of Sydney is one of them, ranking 41st in the world in the QS University World Rankings 2023. The university also ranks first in Australia for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020), and houses a robust international student community, with over 50,000 students and 380,000 alumni from 170 countries.
As a student, Moore Park offers a wide array of activities for adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts. You can go karting at the Hyper Karting Moore Park or visit the Entertainment Quarter, which is situated adjacent to Fox Studios, and houses a state-of-the-art cinema complex, a film and television school, restaurants, and bars which is the perfect place for you to relax after you visit Fox Studios — all within the picturesque green space of Moore Park.
2. Centennial Park, Sydney
According to 7NEWS Sydney, a makeshift set for “Thor: Love and Thunder” were spotted in the Brazilian Fields of Centennial Park in late January of 2021. Further reports by Daily Mail Australia suggest that Chris Hemsworth and Chris Patt, who play Thor Odinson and Star-Lord, were spotted filming an action scene in the area.
UNSW Sydney is one of the reputable universities that is located near Centennial Park, and the numbers prove this: it ranked 45th overall in the QS World University Rankings 2023, and 27th for employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.
Centennial Park houses a few landmark attractions such as the Centennial Parklands, Centennial Park Labyrinth, and a green space for those who want to soak in the beautiful nature and sights.
3. Vancouver, British Columbia
IMDB notes that one of the filming locations for “Thor: Love and Thunder” was in Vancouver, Canada. In fact, Vancouver is a popular filming spot for many blockbuster movies such as “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” and “Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol”.
Vancouver has several universities with a strong international student community, such as the Vancouver Film School, where 47% of its students come from overseas. According to the University of British Columbia’s website, 28.6% out of 58,768 students on their Vancouver campus are international students.
Apart from being home to some of Canada’s best universities, Vancouver also has many tourist attractions. For instance, you can visit Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks near Vancouver and previously occupied by the Coast Salish First Nations — a group of indigenous people — or go kayaking in the Deep Cove, a beautiful seaside village located on the far eastern edge of North Vancouver.