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Filming on Thor to wrap up in Brisbane

AAP logoAAP 25/08/2016

The "Thornado" that turned parts of Brisbane's CBD into superhero-essential rubble is set to head back to the Gold Coast.

Filming on Thor: Ragnarok is due to wrap up in the Queensland capital on Thursday, bringing to an end four days of movie mania.

Thousands of die-hard fans have crammed the city's footpaths to get a glimpse of the film's stars, including Hollywood hunk Chris Hemsworth and his English co-star Tom Hiddleston.

The pair wowed the waiting crowds, stepping out daily during breaks in filming to meet fans and pose for selfies.

Sir Anthony Hopkins also made a surprise appearance on Tuesday.

Both Hemsworth and Hiddleston even took time out of their crammed schedules on Tuesday night to tour the wards of Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, with the Aussie actor making a return visit the following night.

Hemsworth said it was all about putting smiles on the faces of sick kids.

"If we can jump in and ... get to meet them, give them the chance to smile for a moment it's great," he told reporters as he posed for a round of selfies on Thursday.

Hemsworth and Hiddleston also put a big smile on the face of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

In fact, Ms Palaszczuk could hardly wipe the grin off her face on Tuesday after meeting the pair.

She used the opportunity to call on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to help lure more major film projects to Australia by improving federal tax offsets.

Brisbane's CBD was abuzz during the Thor shoot, which attracted international media attention.

The city was even transformed into New York for filming, complete with its famous yellow cabs, traffic lights and superhero-essential rubble.

Filming on the Marvel superhero movie will now return to the Gold Coast.

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