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From right: Chris Hemsworth, Taika Waititi and Tessa Thompson at Oxenford Quarry.
From right: Chris Hemsworth, Taika Waititi and Tessa Thompson at Oxenford Quarry.
 










Quarry’s cameo in comic book film

A quarry in Australia has been used to film scenes for the third film in Marvel Studio’s Thor franchise.

Oxenford Quarry in Oxenford, a suburb on Queensland’s Gold Coast, doubled as a space dump for the movie, according to Gold Coast Bulletin.

The director of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi, from New Zealand, filmed a Facebook Live tour around the quarry set on 27 October.

Waititi mentioned in the video it was the final day of shooting following an 18-week shoot.

One of the filming locations for Thor: Ragnarok was Village Roadshow Studios in Oxenford, according to the website imdb.com.

Wrecked spaceships and pieces of futuristic debris can be seen spread around the site in the video while two of the film’s stars, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, also make an appearance.

Australian quarries have proven to be popular backdrops for Hollywood film crews recently. As previously reported by Quarry, an undisclosed location in western Sydney doubled as the surface of a remote planet during filming for the latest instalment in the Alien film franchise, Alien: Covenant.

Another western Sydney quarry in Penrith Lakes can also be seen in the climactic stages of Australian fantasy film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Last October, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced that the Australian Government had invested $47.25 million into both Alien: Covenant and Thor: Ragnarok. She claimed the films claimed would attract more than $300 million of offshore investment to the Australian economy and provide over 3000 new jobs and spin-off opportunities for the services of thousands of Australian businesses.

Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled for release in Australia in October 2017.

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