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30 July 2021 - 'Stillwater' to open
15 October 2021 - 'The Last Duel' to open
6 May 2022 - 'Thor: Love and Thunder' to open

'Thor: Love and Thunder' in Sydney, Australia
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Stillwater release date

Matt's drama with Tom McCarthy now has a confirmed release date and title of Stillwater. From Deadline:

Focus Features said Friday that it will release its dramatic thriller Stillwater, directed by Spotlight Oscar winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, in domestic theaters on July 30, 2021.

The pic, from Participant and DreamWorks, centers on an American oil-rig roughneck (Damon) from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter (Abigail Breslin), in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences and a complicated legal system, he builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate her. Camille Cottin also stars.

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Filming Thor sequel in Australia

Matt has arrived in Australia with his family to film a role in the new Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder. Matt will be in Sydney for several months, according to a press release quoted at the Daily Mail.

Hollywood superstar Matt Damon and his family touched down in Australia on Saturday and began 14 days of privately-arranged quarantine in New South Wales.

And the actor says he is thrilled to be spending time Down Under as he joins the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder.

'I'm so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months,' Damon, 50, said this week. 

With the threat of COVID-19 as a paramount consideration, the Damon family entered Australia under the direction of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Quarantine Program over the weekend.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed the announcement of Matt Damon this week.

'Hollywood superstar Matt Damon joining our homegrown talent to film such a major movie in NSW is a big win creating thousands of jobs for locals. Australia’s management of COVID-19 and our Government’s tax incentives have ensured that our film industry is booming with many new jobs for actors as well electricians, carpenters, cooks, security staff, bus drivers and a massive boost for NSW.'

Other stars known to be joining the fourth Thor film are Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), and Christian Bale (villain Gorr the God Butcher). 

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Last Duel filming expected to resume

"The Last Duel" is expected to resume shooting in Ireland at the end of the month, according to Ireland's Sunday Times. Sir Ridley Scott may be directing the film 'virtually', as reported at Indiewire

Ridley Scott, for example, is prepping to virtually direct the last few weeks of shooting in Ireland on ‘The Last Duel’ starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, which was interrupted March 13. He has edited one hour of the period adventure after four weeks filming in France, and was trying to finish in time for a December 25 release date.”

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The Last Duel delayed

'The Last Duel' has been delayed until 15 October 2021 as part of a Disney release date shuffle due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Filming may resume late next month (as Jodie Comer suggested in a recent interview), but there has been no official announcement yet.

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Back in the US

Matt and family are now back in Los Angeles after choosing to stay in Ireland for a few months after filming for The Last Duel was shut down in France.   

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Bono and Matt

Bono appeared on an Irish talk show and discussed neighbour Matt - different quotes at the Sun and Extra:

Speaking about the new resident, Bono said: “Most of us have been trying to dodge Matt Damon since Contagion. He’s like Johnny-no-mates.

“I’ve known him a long time. He’s an incredible human being. His family are close by. I’ll tell you one thing that annoys me about him, all of the locals here have voted him ‘sexiest man in Dalkey’ which I find offensive.

“He’s showing confidence in the country, he could have left, he sees the madness that’s going on in his own land, and he loves it here.”

‘I’ve known him for a long time, he travelled to Africa with One, he co-founded… he’s an incredible human being.’

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Filming for 'The Last Duel' now on hold

Filming for The Last Duel has been shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. From media reports it appears filming was going to move from France to Ireland a week early, but it has now been postponed. From a Variety report (which has the wrong filming location):

Disney has announced that production and pre-production on “The Last Duel,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Home Alone,” “Nightmare Alley,” “Peter Pan & Wendy” and “Shrunk” have shut down “for a short time.”

A statement from the studio said, “While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”

“The Little Mermaid” was set to start shooting in London next week. Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” had been shooting in Ireland since February but in light of the coronavirus pandemic as well as travel restrictions in Europe, execs felt it was the best move for the safety of all involved to delay the shoot indefinitely.

It is unknown when “The Last Duel” shoot was going to end and if it will impact the Dec. 25 release date at this time.
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Last Duel now filming

The Last Duel started filming last week in France, and Ben Affleck has recently joined the set. There are lots of paparazzi photos of actors on the set at the usual sites.