– by Joseph Jammer Medina

New York City.

Not only is it one of the most important cities in our world, but it’s also probably the most important city in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it’s most famous for being the setting of the climactic final battle in The Avengers, the city has also factored into The Incredible HulkCaptain America: The First Avenger, it’ll loom large in this fall’s Doctor Strange, next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it’s also the backdrop for everything we’ve seen so far in Marvel’s Netflix shows Daredevil and Jessica Jones

And now…

We know that next fall’s Thor: Ragnarok will find its titular hero and his trickster brother popping in on the Big Apple for a bit.

Director Taika Waititi and his Thor: Ragnarok production are currently filming in Brisbane, Australia, using that city as a stand-in for New York. He and star Chris Hemsworth had some fun with photos from the set on their twitter accounts. 

There’s also this shot of yellow taxi cabs, one of New York’s most recognizable characteristics.

It can be assumed, after last week’s report, that one thing Thor won’t be doing while he’s visiting earth is visit his girlfriend. In case you missed it, Natalie Portman says she’s pretty sure she’s done with her run in the MCU. 

Loki and Thor popping up in Manhattan is also noteworthy because, for the most part, it has seemed like Thor: Ragnarok would be set almost entirely in the cosmos. The film, described by co-star Mark Ruffalo as an intergalactic buddy road trip movie, is apparently going to make many stops along the way.

Just a quick note: Chris and Tom, next time you’re in town and you want some great shawarma, you actually have to go to Mamoun’s. The one on MacDougal. The one near Grand Central Station ain’t so good. Just sayin’!

SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.