Mysterious Marvel movie to be made in Sydney following $24m federal handout

Marvel is to film an unnamed feature at Sydney’s Fox Studios later this year after the federal government stumped up a $24m subsidy for the production.

The movie will be the first major sci-fi production in Australia since Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok at Village Roadshow’s Gold Coast studios in 2017.

Marvel’s Dr Strange, a sequel to Infinity War, is one of the productions slated for production in Sydney

Marvel’s production plans for upcoming projects are reportedly being held under wraps until after the release of Avengers:Endgame in late April, however likely candidates for the Sydney production include Black Widow, which is currently casting; The Eternals, rumoured to be starring Angelina Jolie; a Dr Strange sequel; and Black Panther 2.

Mumbrella has contacted Fox Studios for comment on the production announcement.

Federal communications minister, Mitch Fifield said: “We are very excited to have Marvel return to Australia following the incredible success of Thor: Ragnarok. Securing this latest production will bring over $150 million of new international investment, create 4,700 new Australian jobs and use the services of around 1,200 local businesses.

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin claimed the unnamed production is expected to spend more than $100 million in NSW and create up to 770 jobs in the local screen sector.

“This is a big-budget superhero film which the NSW Government has secured for Sydney through it’s Made in NSW fund and is the first Marvel Studios movie to be based in NSW,” Harwin said.

“The film needs a large workforce of highly specialised special effects technicians and will also require sophisticated stunts, all of which NSW’s incredibly skilled and experienced screen industry can deliver.

“The film will also provide opportunities to develop and train a diverse workforce under the leadership of some of the world’s best film professionals.”


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