Thor Love and Thunder: first images of Christian Bale as Gorr, the butcher of the gods

After having Cate Blanchett as the star villain in Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel had no easy task finding a new enemy to match her and the God of Thunder. However, and failing to see him in action, the study seems to have hit the bull’s eye by choosing Christian Bale. The award-winning actor, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter and eternal Dark Knight in our memory, looks terrifying in the latest trailer for Thor Love and Thunder, where he plays Gorr, the butcher of the gods.

Who is Gorr, the butcher of the gods?

Gorr’s character is a recent appearance in the comics, where he was first shown in Thor: God of Thunder #2, an issue published by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic in early 2013. As you can see from after his nickname, Gorr is a galactic assassin who seeks the extinction of the gods, Thor included. Motivated by a tragic personal history in which no one came to his aid for more prayers and prayers than he recited, Gorr finds himself thrust into an unstoppable journey of revenge that Thor can only complete with the help of Queen Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson in the film), Korg (who will be played by Taika Waititi, the director of the film) and her great love, now transformed into Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman).

We’ll see if Gorr is as successful on the big screen as he is in the comic books, where being so recent hasn’t stopped him from winning the hearts of fans and becoming one of the Marvel Universe’s favorite villains. We’ll find out when Thor Love and Thunder hits theaters on July 8, 2022, just a month after Ms. Marvel premiered on Disney+, the new superhero series that’s gearing up the platform for June 8. The rest of the crushing schedule of Marvel series and movies can be found in this article.

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