Christian Bale is set to make his first MCU debut through Thor: Love and Thunder, Bale will portray the role of Gorr the God Butcher, as you know the main antagonist of the fourth sequel of Thor. Bale is not new to comic characters, he was previously famed for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released on July 8, 2022.
In a Spring 2022 issue of Disney’s D23 Magazine, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson shared their experience working with Christian Bale on Thor: Love and Thunder. Thompson praised Bale for his ability to mix his terrifying performance as Gorr with a more “colorful, snappy, irreverent world” that was surrounding him in Gorr’s quest for vengeance “(Bale) toed this really great line, because he needs to be terrifying, but he also needs to work in the context of our colorful, snappy, irreverent world.” she added “There’s so much we film that isn’t on the page. The movie is one thing when you receive the script; it’s an entirely different thing when you film it, and then it becomes another thing in the edit. Every day on set is an adventure, because we never know where a scene is going to take us.”
Hemsworth told “The rest of us would be in our world of improvisation, comedy, and fun – then he’d walk on set, and we’d all look at each other and say ‘Oh, my God! This is really intense. This is really scary.’”
“We had to dig deep within Taika’s brain and say ‘Come on! How can we surprise, impress, and disorientate our audience?’ He did it masterfully, and he gave all the actors a huge playing field to achieve that. We had so much fun on Ragnarok, and that was the North Star for this: ‘If we’re not enjoying it, fans are not going to enjoy it.’ With Taika, it’s always such a fantastic, fun, enjoyable, exciting set.
The film is written and directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, Tessa Thompson as Brunnhilde/King Valkyrie, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Taika Waititi as Korg, with Russell Crowe as Zeus, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor.