Christian Bale will make his MCU debut in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘, bringing to life the villainous Gorr, known as the Butcher of the Gods.
And, despite being already familiar with the world of comic book adaptations after starring in the d’The dark Knight‘, the star had no idea what the MCU was, the Shared Universe of Marvel.
In an interview with Total Film, Ballet said he was confused when he heard that people were excited about his introduction to such an ‘MCU’.
“I read something about people saying, ‘Damn, did you hear about this? Christian Bale has joined the MCU!’ And I was like, ‘Did what? I didn’t get into anything, thank you very much’. I was very confused and had to ask what this MCU was about”he joked.
Fortunately, the star gave himself completely to the role and the director Taika Waititi praised his performance, revealing to the fandango that the character had the highest approval rating for a villain in the Marvel during display tests.
“I would say he’s the most charismatic villain we’ve ever had. He also had the highest approval rate. [durante as exibições teste] for a villain of Marvel. [Christian Bale] is a great actor.”
In the comics, Gorr is a member of an alien race devoted to the gods despite the calamities she faces. However, after the death of his family, Gorr became convinced that there were no gods in the universe and was banished by his own people. After discovering that the gods are real and active, Gorr is furious at the tragedies that have befallen his life and, after obtaining a mystical sword with the power to destroy gods, sets out to hunt them down.
Previously, Chris Hemsworth had declared that Ballet is creepy as the character, praising his castmate’s performance:
“It is complex and brings an extra quality [ao personagem] that you don’t find in the script. Just like classic villains, you end up sympathizing with him and understanding his motivations. Not just an evil villain.”
Remembering that ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ arrives in national cinemas on the day July 7th.
Watch the latest trailer:
The film features Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he has ever faced: the quest for self-knowledge. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the Butcher of the Gods (Christian Bale), which seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of the Valkyrie King (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) who, to Thor’s surprise, inexplicably wields his magic hammer, Mjolnir, being the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the Butcher of the Gods’ revenge and stop him before it’s too late.
As the film will include the participation of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (waititi) Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax (Dave Bautista), mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voice of Vin Diesel), there are several possibilities for this novel.
The cast is also made up of Jaime Alexander (Lady Sif), Jeff Goldblum (Grand Master), Christian Bale (Gorr, the Butcher of the Gods) and Russell Crowe (Zeus).
Melissa McCarthy will play the “fake version” of Hela in the Asgard theater troupe, alongside Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neill.
Michael Giacchino (‘Batman’, ‘Ratatouille’) is responsible for the soundtrack.