Film boss marvels at Sunshine State

Jarrod Sierocki

Official trailer for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok

Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo in Thor: Ragnarok. Picture: Marvel Studios

QUEENSLAND could be in the box seat to attract more blockbuster superhero movies.

During San Diego Comic-Con at the weekend, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige described the Gold Coast set of Thor: Ragnarok as “by far the happiest, most pleasant, most effective set that I’ve ever been on”.

He added: “And I don’t know if that’s (director) Taika (Waititi), I don’t know if there’s something in the water there in Australia, if that’s the crews, but that’s a fact.”

The comments came as star Chris Hemsworth revealed he had pitched shooting on the Gold Coast three years ago following the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

A number of cast members went on to praise the wild off-set antics during the Ragnarok shoot, which stretched from July until October last year.

Tessa Thompson said it was “scandalous”, while Karl Urban ad…

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