Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to begin production in August, and it looks like the cast as about to get a major star in Christian Bale. While it’s safe to say he won’t be playing Batman in the upcoming film, we’d have to imagine that it’ll be a pretty big role in the film. Unless Disney bought Warner Bros. and Bale has been cast as Batman again and we’ll be getting some type of epic Marvel/DC crossover universe. Yes, that’s a joke before anyone takes it too seriously.
The news of the potential casting in the upcoming Thor movie comes from Collider who writes:
Oscar winner Christian Bale is in talks to join Chris Hemsworth in Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder, Collider has exclusively learned. Marvel had no comment. Bale is represented by WME, and a representative for the actor did not respond to a request for comment.
It’s interesting because back in 2017, Bale said he had no interest in doing superhero movies:
“No, I’m not interested in doing that. I’ve never seen — I’m trying to think if that’s correct, I think I’m actually correct, I can’t remember a single superhero film that I’ve ever watched. Apart from the ones I made and like, the Christopher Reeve Superman films.”
He added that he hadn’t seen superhero movies besides the Superman movies:
“Yes. Yes, I love those. Other than that, no I’ve never seen anything.”
Maybe he’s changed his mind. If he has, it’ll be interesting to see what character Marvel Studios has lined up for him, but whatever the role may be, we’re sure it’ll be perfect, because as Marvel has shown us in the past – they know what they’re doing when it comes to casting decisions.
We’ll keep you posted with more information on the subject as we get it.
Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters everywhere on November 5th, 2021.
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