Thor: Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston shoot in Australia

Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth on the set of Thor 3 Image copyright EPA

Hundreds of Australians have lined the streets of Brisbane to watch actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston film scenes for Thor: Ragnarok.

Parts of the city have been transformed to look like New York – complete with yellow taxis and US police cars.

The filmmakers have primarily worked in Gold Coast studios, but on Monday closed off a handful of Brisbane’s streets to film outdoor scenes.

Producers have promised to keep traffic disruptions as brief as possible.

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This is the third film in a series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, who is in turn modelled on the Norse god of thunder.

The film’s plot has been kept closely under wraps but involves Thor taking on an apocalyptic threat.

The film is slated for a release in November 2017 and also stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo and Jeff Goldblum.

The production is expected to inject about A$100m (£60m, $75m) into the local economy.

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