By Stephen Ippolito | May 4th, 2022
Since it was officially announced in December 2020, MCU fans have been really excited to see former Batman actor Christian Bale take on the role of Gorr The God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder. In the comics, Gorr was a brutal villain who went around the Marvel Universal killing a countless number of gods with his mighty weapon, the All-Black the Necrosword. He was so powerful that it took three God of Thunder’s (present Thor, future Thor, and young Thor) to take him down.
During a recent interview with the AP News, Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi said that he thinks that Bale did such a great job portraying the god killer that he will ultimately go down as the best villain the MCU has ever seen.
“In my humble opinion, we have probably the best villain that Marvel’s ever had in Christian Bale.”
That’s a pretty bold statement to make for a franchise that’s already had great villains like Thanos and Loki. However, with someone like Bale, who’s got an Oscar under his belt, I think many (myself included) could see it end up becoming true.
While Gorr was nowhere to be seen in the first Thor: Love and Thunder trailer, we do have some idea of how he will look, thanks to some toy and promotional leaks. For those that haven’t seen it, he looks a lot like he does in the comics. A pale-skinned humanoid alien, that kind of resembles the Engineers in Prometheus.
Along with Bale, Thor Love and Thunder will star Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/Mighty Thor), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Karen Gillan (Nebula), and Russell Crowe (Zeus). You can catch it in theaters on July 8th.
How good do you think Bale’s Gorr will be?