Christian Bale is all set to play a big part in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4.
The 46-year-old actor, best known for his role as Batman in the ‘Dark Knight’ series is reportedly joining the cast of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ as the villain Gorr the God Butcher.
Fans first began speculating about the actor being approached to star in the upcoming Marvel superhero film earlier this year and now it turns out that the rumors were true.
Marvel Studios officially confirmed on Friday (December 11) that Christian Bale will play Gorr the God Butcher, a powerful supervillain who fights with Thor in the original Marvel comic books, as per Movieweb.
“Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale will join the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder as the villain Gorr the God Butcher. In theaters May 6, 2022,” the company tweeted.
Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale will join the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder as the villain Gorr the God Butcher. In theaters May 6, 2022. ⚡ pic.twitter.com/fWS4UuP2oM— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020
According to reports, Gorr is said to be one of the deadliest MCU villains and was originally introduced in God of Thunder #2 comic which released in January 2013.
The Academy winning actor, whose film credits include ‘American Psycho,’ ‘The Prestige’ and ‘Vice’ will reportedly appear alongside Chris Hemsworth who will be back as the God of Thunder. The sequel will also see Natalie Portman reprise her role of Dr. Jane Foster, who will eventually become Thor, Tessa Thompson will return as Valkyrie and Chris Pratt will reprise his role as Star-Lord, reports Geektyrant.
The upcoming film also marks Christian Bale’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Taika Waititi, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.