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Chris Hemsworth & Robert Downey Jr seen on Avengers 4 set

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com
Published: 13:54 EDT, 2 November 2017 | Updated: 14:02 EDT, 2 Nov..

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By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:54 EDT, 2 November 2017 | Updated: 14:02 EDT, 2 November 2017

Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr were seen on the set of new action film The Avengers 4 on Wednesday.

The veteran actors appeared to be in good spirits as they smiled during down time on the set in Atlanta, Georgia.

Also seen was the character Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, who appeared to be getting into some serious trouble.

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On set: Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr were seen on the Atlanta set of their new film The Avengers 4 on Thursday

On set: Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr were seen on the Atlanta set of their new film The Avengers 4 on Thursday

Hemsworth's Thor looked like he was having a good hair day as he touched his wavy, golden beach locks.

The action star was showing off a deep tan and carefully trimmed facial stubble.

The Australian star was in full costume that consisted of a metal vest over a black top and leather slacks with his signature red cape.

Set to go: Hemsworth's Thor looked like he was having a good hair day with his wavy, golden beach locks worn downSet to go: Hemsworth's Thor looked like he was having a good hair day with his wavy, golden beach locks worn down

Set to go: Hemsworth's Thor looked like he was having a good hair day with his wavy, golden beach locks worn down

As for the spoiler, it involves Loki. In the image, the actor's double was seen in chains, giving away part of the plot.

It's likely Thor has Loki in captivity.

The untitled Avengers film will be released on May 3, 2019. Chris can currently be seen in Thor: Ragnarok.

This sighting comes just days after Downey Jr confirmed he was a part of Avengers 4 with an Instagram photo; he will be reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man.

Not a good day for Loki: As for the spoiler, it involves Loki. In the image, actor Tom Hiddleston's double was seen in chains, giving away part of the plot. It's likely Thor has Loki in captivityNot a good day for Loki: As for the spoiler, it involves Loki. In the image, actor Tom Hiddleston's double was seen in chains, giving away part of the plot. It's likely Thor has Loki in captivity

Not a good day for Loki: As for the spoiler, it involves Loki. In the image, actor Tom Hiddleston's double was seen in chains, giving away part of the plot. It's likely Thor has Loki in captivity

The snap shows shows Stark's much smaller and more padded director's chair in front of three others labelled Scott Lang, Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers.

Robert, 52, captioned the cryptic photo: 'New flick, new short chair,' explaining the reason for the different chair in the hashtag #lumbarsupport along with #marvel.

While some folks might be confused by the snap, Marvel fans will know that the three names on the chairs are the alter egos of Ant Man, played by Paul Rudd; Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson; and Captain America, played by Chris Evans.

Filming on the superhero epic began back in August. The moment was marked by directing brothers Joe and Anthony Russo with an equally cryptic photo of a gloved hand, captioned: 'Beginning the end.'

He'll be back: Downey Jr has confirmed for the first time that he will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers 4 in a cryptic photo he posted on Instagram on SaturdayHe'll be back: Downey Jr has confirmed for the first time that he will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers 4 in a cryptic photo he posted on Instagram on Saturday

He'll be back: Downey Jr has confirmed for the first time that he will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers 4 in a cryptic photo he posted on Instagram on Saturday

Suited up: The 52-year-old as the superhero in 2016's Captain America - Civil WarSuited up: The 52-year-old as the superhero in 2016's Captain America - Civil War

Suited up: The 52-year-old as the superhero in 2016's Captain America – Civil War

Meanwhile, Robert shared a few fun pix from the set of Avengers: Infinity War during the summer.

On August 22 he pulled a funny face as he was pictured with Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Stark's personal assistant Pepper Potts, and Jon Favreau aka Happy Hogan.

He captioned it: Infinity Trinity … #infinitywar and street cred @jimmy_rich represent @marvelstudios and @therealstanlee.'

Another mystery: Filming on Avengers 4 began in August, marked by directing brothers Joe and Anthony Russo with a cryptic photo of a gloved hand, captioned: 'Beginning the end'Another mystery: Filming on Avengers 4 began in August, marked by directing brothers Joe and Anthony Russo with a cryptic photo of a gloved hand, captioned: 'Beginning the end'

Another mystery: Filming on Avengers 4 began in August, marked by directing brothers Joe and Anthony Russo with a cryptic photo of a gloved hand, captioned: 'Beginning the end'

'Infinity Trinity': On August 22 Robert pulled a funny face as he was pictured with Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Stark's personal assistant Pepper Potts, and Jon Favreau aka Happy Hogan'Infinity Trinity': On August 22 Robert pulled a funny face as he was pictured with Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Stark's personal assistant Pepper Potts, and Jon Favreau aka Happy Hogan

'Infinity Trinity': On August 22 Robert pulled a funny face as he was pictured with Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Stark's personal assistant Pepper Potts, and Jon Favreau aka Happy Hogan

On July 12 he posted a snap with 94-year-old Marvel creator Stan Lee in an indoor set with a green screen in the background.

'I owe it all to you …' he wrote with the hashtags #thankyou #bts #represent @marvelstudios #laughlikenooneiswatching #Avengers #StanLee #InfinityWar (cred @jimmy_rich)

Ten days later he posted a collage of two shots of himself with Josh Brolin, who plays the god Thanos of Titan, captioned: '#BTS with Brolin. #InfinityWar #Marvel #Avengers #BrolinWithTheHomies (@jimmy_rich) '

'I owe it all to you': On July 12, the smiling star posted a snap with 94-year-old Marvel creator Stan Lee on an indoor set with a green screen in the background'I owe it all to you': On July 12, the smiling star posted a snap with 94-year-old Marvel creator Stan Lee on an indoor set with a green screen in the background

'I owe it all to you': On July 12, the smiling star posted a snap with 94-year-old Marvel creator Stan Lee on an indoor set with a green screen in the background

'BrolinWithTheHomies':  On July 22,  Robert posted  two shots of himsef and Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos of Titan, captioned, '#BTS with Brolin. #InfinityWar #Marvel #Avengers''BrolinWithTheHomies':  On July 22,  Robert posted  two shots of himsef and Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos of Titan, captioned, '#BTS with Brolin. #InfinityWar #Marvel #Avengers'

'BrolinWithTheHomies': On July 22, Robert posted two shots of himsef and Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos of Titan, captioned, '#BTS with Brolin. #InfinityWar #Marvel #Avengers'

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Australia election: PM Morrison’s security team in car crash in Tasmania

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A car carrying the Australian prime minister’s security team has crashed in Tasmania during an election campaign visit.

Four police officers were taken to hospital with “non-life threatening injuries” after the car and another vehicle collided, authorities said.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was not in the car, but the accident prompted him to cancel the rest of his campaign events on Thursday.

The other driver involved was not hurt.

Tasmania Police said initial investigations suggested the second car had “collided with the rear of the police vehicle, while attempting to merge”. It caused the unmarked security vehicle to roll off the road.

The two Tasmania Police officers and two Australian Federal Police officers were conscious when taken to hospital for medical assessment, the prime minister’s office said.

“Family members of the officers have been contacted and are being kept informed of their condition,” a statement said.

“The PM is always extremely grateful for the protection provided by his security team and extends his best wishes for their recovery and to their families.”

Australians go to the polls on 21 May. Mr Morrison – prime minister since 2018 – is hoping to win his conservative coalition’s fourth term in office.

Polls suggest the opposition Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, is favoured to win. However, Mr Morrison defied similar polling to claim victory at the last election in 2019.

Mr Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition holds 76 seats in the House of Representatives – the minimum needed to retain power.

Political observers say the cost of living, climate change, trust in political leaders, and national security will be among key issues in the campaign.

In recent weeks, the prime minister has faced accusations of being a bully and once sabotaging a rival’s career by suggesting the man’s Lebanese heritage made him less electable. Mr Morrison has denied the allegations.

Mr Albanese stumbled into his own controversy this week when he failed to recall the nation’s unemployment or interest rates.

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Sydney airport warns delays could last weeks on third day of travel chaos

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Long queues at Sydney airport’s domestic terminals have continued for a third day, with some passengers missing international connections, as the airport warns delays resulting from a surge in travellers and a shortfall in security staff could continue for weeks.

Chaotic scenes were reported in the departure halls as early as 4.30am on Saturday, with some frustrated travellers, many of whom heeded the pleas of airport chiefs to arrive at least two hours before their domestic flight was due to take off, claiming only one security line was operating.

While the queues that formed early on Saturday are understood to have cleared later in the morning, the airport apologised to affected travellers.

“Traffic numbers are picking up and the close contact rules are making it hard to fill shifts and staff the airport. We appreciate your patience,” Sydney airport said on its Twitter account.

A wave of families travelling as the term two school holidays begin this weekend, combined with close contact rules that are understood to be taking out about 20% of security shifts in any given day, are driving the problem.

Certis, the company that Sydney airport contracts for its security operations, is desperately trying to recruit personnel, while the airport has reallocated back office, IT and retail workers to the departure hall to comb queues so they can prioritise passengers at risk of missing their flight.

“We are working around the clock to resolve these issues and have teams in the terminals bringing passengers forward in order of priority,” a Sydney airport spokesperson said.

He added that the airport is “anticipating it will [be] busy right through the school holiday period and peak over the Easter and Anzac Day weekends, in some cases at 90% of pre-Covid passenger levels”.

“We’re deeply grateful to passengers for their ongoing patience and we’re sorry to everyone who has been inconvenienced,” the spokesperson said. “We would also like to thank passengers for getting to the airport early and treating staff and each other with kindness and respect.”

The Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce was forced to clarify comments he made on Friday that passengers were “not match fit” and that those forgetting to remove laptops and aerosols from their bags at the security check contributing to the delays.

“Just to be clear, I’m not ‘blaming’ passengers,” Joyce said. “Of course it’s not their fault,” he said.

Qantas shed thousands of staff during the pandemic, and outsourced ground crews in a decision that was challenged in court.

On Saturday, Qantas also apologised to a Melbourne family left stranded in Sydney, after domestic flight delays caused them to miss an international trip.

Javiera Martinez, her partner Daniel Capurro and their three children were supposed to be flying to Chile on Friday to visit relatives they had not seen in three years.

But after their 8am Qantas flight from Melbourne was delayed by half an hour, baggage handling and airport transfer delays in Sydney meant they couldn’t make their 11.30am LATAM Airlines flight to Santiago.

Martinez said the airline’s procedures at the airport were chaotic.

“We think Qantas didn’t behave appropriately. I got berated by the person at the counter – they never apologised, they never assumed any responsibility at all,” she said. “It was a rude conversation. We have been mistreated badly I would say.”

The PCR tests they need to travel have now expired and they will have to take them again as they wait for seats on the next flight to Santiago from Sunday.

The airline has apologised and paid for a night’s accommodation in Sydney.

“We sincerely apologise that the family missed their connecting flight on another airline due to delays moving through Sydney airport on Friday,” a Qantas spokesperson said.

The family is among many affected by hold ups amid the busiest travel period in two years, with Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports warning passengers to arrive two hours before domestic flights.

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Grace Tame says caller ‘threatened’ against criticising PM

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An Australian of the Year and sexual abuse survivor has said she received a “threatening” call warning her not to criticise the prime minister.

Grace Tame made the allegation in a speech on Wednesday, where she said she’d been called by a “senior member of a government-funded organisation”.

She added she was asked to promise not to say anything “damning” about Scott Morrison.

The government has denied knowledge of the call and said it will investigate.

On Tuesday, Mr Morrison made a formal apology to former political staffer Brittany Higgins more than a year after the young woman went public with the allegation that she had been raped by a male colleague in a ministerial office.

Her story sparked national anger, and an inquiry into parliament’s culture which found more than a third of workers had been sexually harassed.

Both Ms Higgins and Ms Tame have been heralded this past year for prompting a national conversation about abuse, power and gender inequality.

On Wednesday, the pair delivered a highly anticipated joint address at the National Press Club in Canberra.

Asked by journalists if she could name the threatening caller and their organisation, Ms Tame said: “if I was willing to name either, I would have put them in the speech”.

But she said the caller had been concerned about what she would say on the evening her successor as Australian of the Year was named.

She said the caller had described her as an “influential figure” and that Mr Morrison would “have a fear” about what she might say “with an election coming soon”. Australia is due to hold a general election before 21 May.

“Sound familiar to anyone? Well, it does to me,” Ms Tame said, before drawing a comparison with her former abuser – a teacher who had raped her as a child and pressured her to stay silent.

Mr Morrison’s office said it had not been aware of the call before Ms Tame’s speech, adding “the individual should apologise”.

“The PM and the government consider the actions and statements of the individual as unacceptable,” a spokesperson said.

But Ms Tame said launching a probe “misses the point entirely”.

“Stop deflecting, Scott. It’s not about the person who made the call. It’s the fact they felt like they had to do it at all,” she tweeted.

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