Christian Bale to Play ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Villain Gorr the God Butcher

Christian Bale’s role in Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder has been revealed: He’ll be playing the villain Gorr the God Butcher.

Christian Bale’s role in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder has been revealed: He’ll be playing Gorr the God Butcher. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will return for a fourth solo adventure (an MCU first) in Love and Thunder, which is currently set for release on May 6, 2022. Production is slated to begin in January 2021, and Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi will be back to direct once more. Plot specifics are still being kept under wraps, but Love and Thunder has so far amassed quite the supporting cast.

Full details for Love and Thunder have yet to be revealed yet, but the story will bring Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster back to the MCU for the first time since Thor: The Dark World. Portman’s Jane is expected to take up the Thor mantle in the film, as the character did in the comics — an arc that came from Aaron’s run on Thor, which suggests that Waititi is taking heavy inspiration from Aaron’s writing and will combine the two stories.

The film will also reportedly show Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie “As new king [of Asgard], she needs to find her queen,” according to the actress at Comic-Con last year.

Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.