There have been many very interesting developments on Thor: Love and Thunder and what its role in the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe ends up being. Obviously a lot of that relies on the cast and characters involved and how exactly they’ll be connecting with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While we still don’t yet exactly know too much about the film, there have been some reports earlier this year that actor Christian Bale could be joining the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder. And while his potential character name has yet to be revealed, we do know in what capacity his role would be.
According to a report from The Illuminerdi, it appears that they have “concrete information” regarding which role Christian Bale would play in the new Thor movie. Again, while no name has been revealed for his part, they’ve suggested he would be an “intergalactic villain”, one which they’ve described as being “otherworldly”. So while that does narrow things down a bit, there’s still plenty of room for fans to discuss and theorize where Christian Bale would ultimately fit in. But given his acting chops, he’ll certainly make a great villain – especially if he’s as “otherworldly” as they say.
Of course, there is one particular character that could fit the bill for Christian Bale to portray in the upcoming Thor movie. There’s a possibility that he could be playing Gorr the God Butcher, an alien that loses his faith after the death of his wife and children. As a result, he makes it his mission to then kill the gods of the universe. It’s a massive character and one that would easily apply to someone like Christian Bale, especially if he’s going to be some kind of otherworldly intergalactic villain.
Hopefully we learn more about Christian Bale’s potential involvement in the film and what exactly the rest of the movie’s storyline will consist of. But with the way things are shaping up, this could be one hell of a movie.
Assuming Christian Bale is in fact joining the cast, the upcoming new Marvel film also stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tessa Thompson.
Taika Waititi will be directing Thor: Love and Thunder, which is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021.