Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder just released a new promotional picture showing Chris Hemsworth’s and Natalie Portman’s Thors encountering their new enemy, Gorr the God Butcher, featured by Christian Bale.
Thor: Love and Thunder will become the fourth entry in Marvel’s Thor series, helping Thor break the milestone to be the first MCU hero to have four solo movies. In addition to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, the movie also witnesses Natalie Portman’s return as Jane Foster, who has kept Thor’s old hammer, Mjolnir, changing her into a new embodiment of the God of Thunder. Gorr the God Butcher – a villain devoted to clearing all gods in the universe will face both of them. The Dark Knight star, Christian Bale is bringing Gorr to live-action. Currently, Marvel hasn’t released any images of Christian Bale’s Gorr. Although Bale‘s Gorr is not shown in this new promotional image, audiences can see the villain’s appearance in a comic-inspired tease for Thor: Love and Thunder. Former promotional images in the same style created the movie’s hero renovations. The MCU redesign for Thor’s new opponent is also confirmed in this new image. Check it out below:
A few Marvel fans have some strong arguments when they see Gorr’s look in Thor: Love and Thunder as his look is quite different from the comics version. Nevertheless, a talented actor like Christian Bale will definitely bring the character to life. Marvel just hopes to deliver a more human face of Gorr, allowing the actor to show his emotions more clearly and fully. Moreover, it’s reasonable that the filmmakers chose a less revealing costume than the comic version, which consisted of a cloak and some other little things.
The movie is directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum. The cast members include Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, and Russell Crowe.
Audiences can catch Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters on July 8, 2022.