Matt Damon has reportedly landed in Australia to quarantine for two weeks ahead of production on Thor: Love and Thunder.
As reported by local news outlet News.com.au, Damon and his family were spotted disembarking a private jet in Sydney on Sunday before they reportedly moved into a private facility to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine to help prevent any potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Once the isolation period elapses, it’s believed that Damon will head out for the Thor 4 shoot.
“I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months,” Damon reportedly said in a statement to the local press on his arrival in the country, per CNET. “Australian film crews are world-renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it.”
Damon’s alleged role in the movie remains a mystery, though it’s worth noting that he previously made a very brief appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, playing an Asgardian actor portraying the God of Mischief in a stage play. It’s unknown whether he will have an expanded role in Taika Waititi’s next movie, which has been reported as being almost like an Avengers 5 due to its large cast.
The all-star ensemble features the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Tessa Thompson, and Christian Bale as the villainous Gorr the God Butcher. Waititi will also once again voice Thor’s alien pal Korg in the movie, which is currently slated for release on May 6, 2022. It will follow Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and many more in the MCU’s Phase 4.
For more on the studio’s future slate of projects and releases, read our breakdown of the biggest and most noteworthy developments in the MCU, on Disney+ and in Marvel’s comics this year.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.