Thor 4 Director Makes Christian Bale Marvel’s Best Villain

Following the multiversal madness of this week of Doctor Strange 2Marvel Studios will go further in the promotional tour for the month of July Thor: Love and Thunder. As has been the case with every Marvel Phase 4 release, Thor 4 features an all-star team of cast members, including high-profile newcomers such as Christian Bale’s villainous Gorr the God Butcher.

In the first 16 months after the Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios brought in a new lineup of incredible villains to follow Thanos’ efforts in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. By Agatha Harkness in Wanda Vision when Willem Dafoe returns as Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Coming HomeMarvel’s old supposed villain problem has been solved multiple times.

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Now, having brought the role of Batman in Christopher Nolan to life Black Knight trilogy, Christian Bale moves to Marvel to take on arguably one of the most terrifying big bads in MCU history for Thor 4. With just months to go until Bale makes his MCU debut, director Taika Waititi has teased what fans should expect from this film’s main villain.

Director of Thor 4 on Christian Bale

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Speaking to AP News, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi has shared his feelings on Christian Bale’s villainous Gorr the God Butcher.

While praising the group containing Thor, Korg, Valkyrie and The Mighty Thor, he calls Bale’s antagonist the best that has ever been used in a Marvel Studios movie:

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“It’s a really fun and weird little bunch of super heroes, a new team up for Thor with Korg, Valkyrie and The Mighty Thor. And, in my humble opinion, we have probably the best villain Marvel has ever had in Christian Bale.

He also teased what Chris Hemsworth’s Thor goes through in this film as he tries to “find your purpose” and work through something a “midlife crisis:”

“Thor is just trying to figure out his purpose, trying to figure out exactly who he is and why he’s a hero or if he should be a hero. I guess you could call it a midlife crisis.

Christian Bale lives up to the Marvel standard

Christian Bale is certainly no slouch in the acting department, known for his passion for fully embodying any role he takes on even outside of the superhero genre. Having won an Oscar for his performance in the 2010s The fighter — an award that Taika Waititi and Natalie Portman boast of this film — he has the resume and talent to bring that kind of performance to any role he plays.

The character alone, Gorr the God Butcher, has a chance to be one of Marvel’s most terrifying and compelling villains to date due to his history with the Marvel Gods, who should be under the hood. spotlight this year. This will allow Bale to delve into the emotional side of an already hugely powerful character as Marvel’s first true symbiote, and with the actor’s well-known history in the movies, Waititi expects him to brings an iconic performance.

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For now, fans are waiting for the first real look at Bale’s big bad, especially since he was nowhere to be found in Thor 4the first trailer a few weeks ago. Marvel might be keeping Bale’s role more secret than usual to ensure he has the biggest impact possible, but it’s clear fans are already looking forward to seeing what he brings to the table.

Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on July 8.

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