TV - Movies
Thor: Love And
Thunder's Gorr The
God Butcher Gets A
Stunning Reaction
In “Thor: Love and Thunder” Thor and friends will be up against none other than Christian Bale as the formidable Gorr the God Butcher, a fan-favorite foe from the comics. It appears Gorr is setting the pace to raise the standard of MCU villainry, which was already set rather high.
Bale is no stranger to complex material. A veteran in the entertainment industry, the seasoned actor has starred in countless movies, ranging from gritty art films to sci-fi blockbusters, so it should not be shocking to learn that his role as Gorr impressed everyone from co-stars to audiences.
In a recent interview, Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, and Tessa Thompson could not stop singing Bale's praises, pointing out that the actor's angle on the villainous character — which Hemsworth praised both for its nuance and "quirkiness" — is one for the ages. Waititi added, "He's the most sympathetic villain [Marvel has] had. He's also tested the highest out of any villain that Marvel's had."
As Thompson notes in the interview, Gorr is a pure manifestation of the classic Marvel notion that both heroes and villains arise from trauma, and what separates them is how they respond to their inner pain. Gorr may have more to teach Thor than some realize when the film hits theaters on July 8, 2023.