By Stephen Ippolito | April 18th, 2021
Yesterday the Daily Mail posted pictures of Oscar winner Christian Bale walking around with his wife in Palm Beach, Australia. The town is about an hour away from Sydney, where Thor: Love and Thunder has been filming since January. Bale, of course, is playing the main villain, Gorr The God Butcher.
As you can see, the former Batman actor looks quite different than he usually does. Supporting a shaved head, the outlet said that most people around didn’t even recognize him.
Bale is famously known for dramatically changing his body for roles. To get ready for the film The Machinist, the actor lost over 60 pounds.
In the comics, Gorr is a white-skinned, humanoid alien who possesses the All-Black Necrosword, a powerful weapon he uses to kill countless gods across the galaxy. It’s not known how close to the comics the MCU version of Gorr will look. I’d imagine it will be a combo of CGI and costume.
Thor: Love and Thunder looks to be the biggest one in the series yet. Along with Bale, it will star Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/Mighty Thor), Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif), and most, if not all, the Guardians of the Galaxy. It will also have Matt Damon and Russell Crowe in minor roles. Directing all this talent will be Taika Waititi, who also voices Korg.
Look for Thor: Love and Thunder to hit theaters on May 6th, 2022.