Oscar winner Russell Crowe (56, “Gladiator”) is supposed to play a secret role in the next “Thor” sequel. At the side of main actor Chris Hemsworth (37) as the god of thunder, Crowe will have a small appearance in “Thor: Love and Thunder”, reported the US industry journals “Deadline.com” and “Hollywood Reporter” on Monday.
The native New Zealander posted a photo of himself with Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky in front of the Sydney skyline over the weekend. Filming recently started in Australia.
After “Thor: Day of Decision” (2017), the New Zealand director Taika Waititi is also directing the fourth part of the Nordic gods saga. He wants to get Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Melissa McCarthy in front of the camera. The cinema release is planned for May 2022.
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After “Thor” (2011) directed by Kenneth Branagh and “Thor – The Dark Kingdom” (2013) by Alan Taylor, Waititi gave his god of thunder in 2017 an unusually humorous and self-deprecating touch.