Exclusive: Christian Bale‘s Gorr the God Butcher reportedly will appear in the second trailer of Thor: Love and Thunder. Bale’s Gorr is the main antagonist in Thor: Love and Thunder. Fans are eagerly waiting to see Bale’s Gorr. Since Marvel has not yet revealed the first look for the character.
Thor: Love and Thunder is part of Marvel’s Phase 4 and is directed by Taika Waititi. Casting Christian Bale in the MCU as Gorr the God Butcher is very big. Bale has a strong fanbase worldwide, he starred in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy as Batman, American Psycho, The Machinist, and The Prestige.
Speaking to APNews, Taika Waititi told Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher is probably the best villain that Marvel’s ever had. Taika says, “It’s a great, really fun, weird little group of heroes, a new team for Thor with Korg, Valkyrie, and The Mighty Thor,” Waititi said. “And, in my humble opinion, we have probably the best villain that Marvel’s ever had in Christian Bale.”
Gorr the God Butcher first appeared in the January 2015 comic Thor: God of Thunder #2, and was created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribić. His origin story dates back more than three thousand years to a grim planet, where his people attempt to survive the harsh conditions while praying to the Gods. When Gorr the God Butcher’s wife and children, die along with his mother, Gorr experiences a crisis of faith, and lashes out against the almighty protectors that his people have worshipped for so long. Gorr is chastised for his unorthodox beliefs and eventually plans to exact his revenge on the Gods in violent means. So, when two Gods suddenly appear and battle, Gorr decides to take advantage of the opportunity by bonding with a weapon called All-Black the Necrosword. Gorr murders his first God before spending two thousand years wreaking havoc across the cosmos. (Via Screenrant)
Thor: Love and Thunder’s official synopsis is described as “The film finds Thor on a journey, unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who — to Thor’s surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjølnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.”
Thor: Love and Thunder will hit theaters on July 8, 2022.