Christian Bale confirmed to play Gorr The God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder

From Batman to Gorr, the actor is having his second stint with superhero movies

For around a year, Christian Bale’s name has been popping up in regards to the fourth Thor film and his role has finally been confirmed. Bale will be starring as Gorr the God Butcher. Chris Hemsworth will be returning as Thor for a fourth solo adventure in Thor: Love and Thunder, and the release date is currently set for May 6, 2022. The production has been set to begin on January next year, with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi set to be at the helm for this film as well.

The plot has been kept well under wraps, but the supporting cast consists of some big names. Tessa Thompson will star as Valkyrie, Waititi will star as Korg, and Natalie Portman will reprise her role of Jane Foster. Chris Pratt will also be joining as Star Lord.

Who is Gorr?


Gorr is a character created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic and first appeared in Thor: God of Thunder #2. He’s an alien who grew up in an unnamed barren planet and frequently prayed to the gods to help him and his loved ones to survive under the planet’s harsh conditions. In a tragic event, he lost his whole family and he assumed that gods did not exist, as nobody heard his prayers. But he soon found out that they really did exist and set out on a quest to kill every last one of them. This is a good backstory for the character, but there are chances of Marvel adding their own unique twist to it.

Jason Aaron was the same creator who made Jane become Thor, and that is also very likely to happen in Love and Thunder. Get ready for an epic fight between a god and a god butcher.



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