Filming begins on Thor: Ragnarok

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Filming begins on Thor: Ragnarok

'Thor: Ragnarok' has started filming.

The Marvel movie - featuring Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god and Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother Loki - kicked off production in Australia on Monday (04.07.16).

Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito revealed on Twitter that filming had started and send a message of support to director Taika Waititi and the cast and crew.

He wrote: "Best of luck to @TaikaWaititi and the whole cast and crew of #ThorRagnarok . July 4 they started filming. Australia is in the future (sic)."

'Ant Man' director Peyton Reed added: "Congrats to @TaikaWaititi and @bradwinderbaum on Day 1 of principal photography on THOR: RAGNAROK! (Taika, remember: explosions!) #Mjölnir (sic)."

Meanwhile, The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) will be making an appearance to help his Avengers teammate with a huge threat looming over Asgard.

Natalie Portman is reportedly not returning to the series as Thor's previous love interest Dr. Jane Foster but Hiddleston who plays Loki will return for what may be his last time "out of the gate" as the villain.

Hiddleston previously said: "Thor 3' will be cool because I've not done it for four years. I love working with Chris. This will be my last time out of the gate."

And the latest 'Thor' instalment will bring a "new style of humour".

Speaking previously, director Taika said: "My strength in this is bringing my style of humour, which is probably a very different style of humour. They've had good jokes in them before, but I think where I come from is maybe a fresher style. It could just shake the entire thing up a bit."

'Thor: Ragnarok' is scheduled to hit cinemas in October 2017.