Christian Bale isn’t the first Batman actor to appear as a villain in the Marvel Cinematic Reality, but he may be the first to be unaware of which universe he was entering. In director Taika Waititi’s sequel to Thor: Ragnarok, the Dark Knight star and Academy Award winner makes his Marvel debut as Gorr the God Butcher, the furious villain who has promised the destruction of the gods.
In an interview with Total Film magazine to promote the 29th MCU film, Bale admitted that he “had to ask” what the Marvel Cinematic Universe was, despite being cast as the Marvel Comics villain.
Bale told Total Film that he had no reservations about playing another comic book character after his run as Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy.
He said, “When I read it, people would say, ‘Oh, look at this!’ He’s arrived in the MCU!’ And I’d say, ‘What have I done?’ Thank you very much, I haven’t entered sh-t.’ ‘The MCU?’ I think. I had to inquire as to what that was.”
Waititi, who explored a dance scene and Kate Bush’s music for “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” helped Bale prepare for the role.
“There’s clearly a Nosferatu-like mindset here. Taika and I planned to do a whole dance, which we didn’t get to do, but we worked on all this Kate Bush stuff “Bale was revealed. “But I think he just realized he wasn’t going to be able to include that in the final cut. The Aphex Twin video for ‘Come To Daddy’ was perhaps the most often watched. But I’m not even sure if that will be in the finished picture.”
Bale was converted into the monochromatic villain by a team of special effects artists, a relatively new addition to the Marvel comic book canon. “‘I know what he does,’ you think. Isn’t it right there in the name?” Bale spoke about the God Butcher. “But I made the mistake of Googling him, and, oh no! [With the cartoons], he always runs about in a G-string.”
Bale went on, “They don’t have the appropriate man for that!’ I thought. Taika instantly dismissed any thoughts of running around in it. But I’ve always wondered what he could do with this in front of a bluescreen. he could afterward add whatever he wanted.”
Thor: Love and Thunder, starring
- Chris Hemsworth,
- Natalie Portman,
- Tessa Thompson,
- Christian Bale,
- Taika Waititi,
- Jeff Goldblum,
- and Chris Pratt will be released in theatres on July 8th.
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Even after his death, Gorr had left his imprint on the Thor of Earth-616, since Gorr’s worldview was to blame for Thor being unworthy and unable to handle Mjolnir.