Christian Bale Join Thor: Love And Thunder
Every now and then, MCU manages to hook a big fish in terms of the actors that they cast. They brought the likes of Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Cate Blanchett came in Thor: Ragnarok. Eternals is bringing a massive cast involving Angelina Jolie. And now, we’ve got a new report suggesting The Dark Knight star Christian Bale to be in Thor: Love And Thunder.
According to Collider’s new report, Christian Bale is in talks to join the upcoming Thor movie, but they haven’t really revealed who Bale is going to play. Their tweets hint that it’s going to be Beta Ray Bill. If that’s the case then we could expect Bale to do a motion capture role instead of playing a practical character. It’d be awesome to see Beta Ray Bale in Thor 4. Fans on twitter have already gone out on a limb saying that Bale should play BRB.
Beta Ray Bill has been rumored to arrive in Thor: Love And Thunder. Her arrival was already set up in Thor: Ragnarok as it was proven that Beta Ray Bill was one of Grandmaster’s Champions. Then last year in Endgame, we saw the 2014 segment where Gamora & Nebula were fighting some armored soldiers. The script of Endgame has revealed that these soldiers were Korbinites. Nebula and Gamora were laying waste to the planet – Korbin.
For those of you who didn’t know, Beta Ray Bill is also a Korbinite. In the comics his planet goes extinct when the Galaxy exploded. So he escapes along with a bunch of refugees. He is their champion. This means, Beta Ray Bill escaped when Thanos destroyed Korbin. He ended up on Sakaar, & then probably escaped from there as well. Now, he’d return in Thor 4 & Christian Bale could play him. Just imagine if Thor asks BRB who he is, and BRB replies – I’m Batman!
Bale has been iffy about joining another Comic Book movie in the past. So, there’s a chance that he’d just play a one off role which will just end with Thor 4. Comicbook.com has suggested a few other cool characters like Dario Agger Aka Minotaur, Hercules, Pluto, Ares or even big name characters like Galactus or even Adam Warlock.
But another suggestion that we’ve really liked is Thor’s brother Balder the Brave. In the comics, Thor & Loki have another brother, Balder the Brave. He hasn’t showed up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet but there were plans for him to be in Thor: The Dark World. Because of the complicated plot of the film, Balder didn’t survive pre-production. But now might be too late for him to arrive as his spot has probably been taken over by Hela.
Mostly, big name actors end up playing the main villain of a particular movie. Gorr the God Butcher has been rumored to play a villain in Thor: Love And Thunder. So, Christian Bale could actually end up playing Gorr. Out of all these characters that we’ve named, either Gorr or Beta Ray Bill are the perfect choices. So let’s hope that it’s going to be one of these.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, WandaVision in 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.