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We got a couple of juicy tidbits on Thor Love and Thunder today….

-Taika Waititi did an interview for Wired, talking about his upcoming projects, and gave a couple of details about the fourth thor movie:

He has recently finished shooting Thor: Love and Thunder (originally delayed for five months by Covid) in Australia. The sequel is set to reunite Thor and old flame Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, and is meant to be the “craziest” thing Waititi has done. “What I wanted to do from the beginning was to ask: ‘What are people expecting the least from this franchise?’ Oh, I know – a full-blown love story!

For Thor: Ragnarok, creative studio Satellite Lab developed Dynamiclight, a technique which uses a special rig to move the lighting at eight times the speed of sound. It’s what allowed Waititi to create the visually striking Hela flashback sequence, in which light moves rapidly over footage shot at 1,200 frames per second. In Thor: Love and Thunder, Waititi is excited about a new Satellite Lab technology called PlateLight, which uses the same principle (high-speed lights and slow-motion footage) to capture multiple lighting set-ups simultaneously within a single shot. “And then when you break down that footage into increments of 24 frames per second,” he says, “you have every single kind of lighting, all individually captured. So later you can choose your lighting in post-production.”

-Chris Hemsworth turned 38 yesterday, and among the congratulations of his colleagues on social media, we had an Instagram story from makeup artist Luca Vanella (now deleted), in which we can see Natalie in the background. It’s probably the only behind-the-scenes image of Natalie not taken by paparazzi: