Since the announcement earlier this year, that Christian Bale will be joining the cast for Thor: Love and Thunder, fans have speculated over which character he will play. We now have confirmation that he will be playing Gorr the God Butcher.
Early this year Tessa Thompson who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, confirmed in an interview that Christian Bale would be cast in Thor: Love and Thunder. She did not, however, confirm who he would be playing except that he would be the villain.
Many MCU fans quickly took to speculating and came to the conclusion that the only real choice could be Gorr the God Butcher. Other fans thought he could possibly be playing Beta Ray Bill, who in the comics was an adversary turned ally of Thor.
During Disney’s Investor Day, Marvel head Kevin Feige confirmed not only the addition of Bale as the villain but also that he will be playing Gorr the God Butcher.
Gorr the God Butcher was first created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic, and first appeared in Thor: God of Thunder #2. He is an alien who grew up on a barren planet and frequently prayed to the gods to help his family survive the harsh conditions. When his family tragically died he took to the belief the gods were not real. He soon realised that they did exist leading him to go on a quest to kill every single Godly being in the universe.
The plot of the film is still unknown along with how the MCU will introduce Gorr. As we find out more we will as always keep you informed.