Thor and his mischievous brother Loki — aka Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston — have begun filming Thor: Ragnarok in the streets of Brisbane.

Hundreds of people turned out to see Margaret Street be transformed into New York for the blockbuster Hollywood production this morning, with New York cabs, police cars, school buses and ambulances spotted on the scene.

Stars Hemsworth and Hiddleston were both on set, and filming scenes in street clothes, indicating we’ll see a street-level encounter between the two Asgardian demigods in the highly anticipated Marvel Studios film.

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

Image: Rohan Williams

As we reported last week, the following roads will be closed for filming throughout the week:

  • Mary Street – Three lane closure, Albert to Edward – 4am Saturday 20 August to 4am Friday 26 August
  • Albert Street – From Charlotte to Alice – 4pm Sunday 21 August to 11pm Monday 22 August
  • Albert Street – From Charlotte to Mary – 11pm Monday 22 August to 11pm Thursday 25 August
  • Margaret Street – From George to Edward – 4pm Sunday 21 August to 11pm Monday 22 August
  • Margaret Street off ramp – Pacific Motorway – 3am to 11pm, Monday August 22

Deliveries, local traffic, businesses, hotel guests and pedestrians will still have access to businesses during these times, but short delays are anticipated during filming.

In a letter sent to Brisbane businesses and residents last week, ‘Asgard Productions III Pty Ltd’ thanked “the people of Brisbane” for their understanding.

“We know there will be delays whilst we bring the magic of Hollywood to your streets, and will make every effort to minimise disruption,” they wrote.

“This is a unique experience for us all and we look forward to showing the world how wonderful you and your beautiful city is.”

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