Perhaps in an effort to help his public image after one mishap, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth took a break from shooting Thor: Ragnarok to help a protest close to home for the film's director.
According to the LA Times, the Marvel superhero posted on Instagram an image of him standing next to Taika Waititi holding a sign "We stand with Standing Rock". While joining with the viral hashtags #noDAPL, #waterislife and #MniWiconi.
North Dakota is in the midst of protesting a pipeline that would run through their local communities. And it clearly has a personal affect on Waititi. Bringing the God of Thunder into the mix can only help the PR cause.
Standing with those who are fighting to protect their sacred land and water. #nodapl #waterislife #mniwiconi @taikawaititi I would also like to take this opportunity to raise something that has been bothering me for sometime. Last New Year's Eve I was at a "Lone Ranger" themed party where some of us, myself included, wore the traditional dress of First Nations people. I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue. I sincerely and unreservedly apologise to all First Nations people for this thoughtless action. I now appreciate that there is a great need for a deeper understanding of the complex and extensive issues facing indigenous communities. I hope that in highlighting my own ignorance I can help in some small way.
Hemsworth Forced To Respond To Costume Backlash
Attending a party that was themed around the movie The Lone Ranger, Hemsworth received immediate backlash over the cultural insensitivity of the outfit. Quickly realizing the error of his ways, his wife took the post down on Instagram and offered an unreserved apology.
"Some of us, myself included, wore the traditional dress of First Nations people," said the Aussie. "I was stupidly unaware of the offense this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue. I sincerely and unreservedly apologize to all First Nations people for this thoughtless action."
Latest Shooting In Australia Leads To Space Junk Setting
The Gold Coast Bulletin have given an insight into the final scene of Thor: Ragnarok. Illustrating a junkyard from space which could be fitting for a mega battle. The crew gave fans a taste with some vision posted on Facebook Live. All before they made their way to Surfers Paradise hotel for a wrap party.
The epic 18 week shoot ended in Queensland, which shows us hollowed out spaceship shells amid the Oxenford Quarry setting. The littered heap of rubbish might not look like it is up to Marvel blockbuster standards, but this is only production. Throw in some special CGI effects and green screen technology and surely the pieces will come together. Even if they were anything but in Australia. Complete with a sea of swords and guns, the behind-the-scenes team worked feverishly around the clock to finish up before the party got underway.