Head to ACMI and check out the costumes and props from the new Marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder. Journey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see costumes worn by Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, and other stars like Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson and Russell Crowe. There will also be cool props on display, including Thor’s famous hammer, Mjölnir . Explore this showcase inside ACMI’s free exhibition, The Story of the Moving Image, from July 28 this year, to July 28 in 2023.
Thor: Love and Thunder at ACMI
Thor: Love and Thunder is now playing at cinemas around Australia. Directed by Taika Waititi, this blockbuster follows Thor as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery. But, his efforts are interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods.
The exhibition features costumes from Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated costume designer Mayes Rubeo. Rubeo worked collaboratively with the cast in order to establish their characters’ DNA through their costumes.
“We had creative meetings with the director of photography, [director] Taika [Waititi], our producers, the creators, visual development, production designers, set decoration, hair and makeup… when I create a look, I create that whole, cohesive look,” said Rubeo. “It has to be exactly the same DNA, and the only way to get that DNA is through communication.”
She designed Thor’s numerous costumes, and drew inspiration from the character to create a look for The Mighty Thor, or Jane Foster. She also engaged First Nations artist, Otis Carey, from Gumbaynggirr Bundjalung land in Northern New South Wales, to create a print that was showcased on the silk tunic that forms Thor’s Robe Outfit.
On top of the costumes, props on display include Thor’s hammer Mjölnir , Thor’s axe Stormbreaker, the Necrosword (Gorr’s sword), Zeus’s Lighting Bolt and Valkyrie’s dagger and sword.
“ACMI is so excited to work with The Walt Disney Company Australia & New Zealand to bring costumes from the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster to Melbourne,” said ACMI curator Bethan Johnson. “These amazing Thor costumes, showing exclusively in our free centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image, are set to be a hit with audiences of all ages.”
The exhibition will be available to see from now until July 28 next year. It’s open from 12-5pm on weekdays and 11-6pm on weekends.