‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Christian Bale debuts bald look for his villainous role as Gorr the God Butcher – Times of India

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Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale, best known for his role as Batman in the ‘Dark Knight’ series is ready to embrace his dark side for the upcoming Marvel film ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’. The actor, who will be crossing over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the supervillain Gorr the God Butcher, debuted his new bald look for the film starring Chris Hemsworth in the lead.

Although much about his role is unclear, the character, Gorr is said to be one of the deadliest Marvel villains and even one who could put Thanos to shame. According to the comic books, he is responsible for destroying worlds and “feasting” on Gods, if not turning them into his slaves. Rumours are rife that Bale’s role in the film may not be a “one-off”, suggesting that he could be the next bringer of doom.

Bale’s confirmation as the supervillain came late November 2020, months after reports first stated that the actor was approached to star in the Marvel superhero film.

Over the past months, the cast has grown, with many new and some other familiar faces returning to the big screen. Hemsworth will return as the God of Thunder for his fourth solo outing. Joining him will be Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster aka Lady Thor, along with the cast of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. Also seen on the sets was Matt Damon, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Hemsworth, among others.

‘Thor: Love and thunder’ that is now slated for a May 6, 2022 release, is a follow-up to 2017’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, but will reportedly be set post the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

It will see Taika Waititi returning to the director’s seat and also reprising the role of his comical character, Korg.



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