Christian Bale Is Playing The Villain In Thor 4

by : Cameron Frew on : 11 Dec 2020 01:05
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Christian Bale has been confirmed to play the villain in Thor: Love and Thunder

Following the success of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi is set to helm the fourth entry for Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder.


The film will follow Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as she becomes female Thor. Now, the heroes have their foe: Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher.

During Disney’s Investor Day, Marvel’s Kevin Feige dropped a lot of bombs regarding the future of the MCU. There’s several connections to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, in addition to new trailers for WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki.

Bale had been rumoured to be playing Thor 4’s bad guy for quite some time, although this marks the first time it’s been explicitly confirmed, as well as revealing the exact character he’s playing.


In an earlier interview with ComicBook, Ragnarok’s executive producer Brad Winderbaum explained how Gorr was partly an inspiration for Cate Blanchett’s Hela, perhaps giving us an insight into what to expect.

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He said: ‘A lot of the design of Hela is a combination of the early Jack Kirby stuff but also… especially his power set, the villain Gorr, who has a very specific power set of being able to manifest an infinite number of weapons. We are doing a version of that, not exactly, but a version of that for Hela in our movie.’

 Thor: Love and Thunder is set to hit theatres on February 11, 2022.


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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Film and TV, Christian Bale, Disney, Marvel, MCU


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    Thor: Love and Thunder Adds Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher