The filming of “Thor: Love and Thunder” continues quietly. The actor Christian Bale has just been seen on the set of this fourth opus, in the skin of the antagonist: the terrible Gorr.
Thor: Love and Thunder – big expectation for MCU fans
After two first opus moderately appreciated by fans, released respectively in 2011 and 2013, Taika Waititi has taken over the reins of the saga with Thor: Ragnarok. Released in 2017, this third installment is undoubtedly the most successful of the trilogy. On the box office side, the feature film grossed more than $ 853 million in revenue (for a budget of 180 million). Faced with this triumph, Marvel Studios decided to entrust him with the realization of a fourth film: Thor: Love and Thunder.
The film promises to be grandiose. This fourth episode will obviously bring back Chris Hemsworth as Thor, but also a host of other characters. Tessa Thompson is back in Valkyrie, and Guardians of the Galaxy (Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff) will also be in attendance. Last but not least, Thor: Love and Thunder will sign the big comeback of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Better, the film, which adapts the comic of Jason Aaron, will present the protagonist in the skin of the goddess of thunder. Yes, Mjolnir should logically end up in his hands.
Who is Gorr?
That was on the good side. But the film also reserves a major villain. Indeed, Christian Bale will play the antagonist of this new story. The chameleon actor will lend his features to the terrible Gorr. The latter appears for the first time in 2015 in Thor: God of Thunder by Jason Aaron (again him). Its origins date back over 3000 years. He grew up on an inhospitable planet alongside his people, who have now disappeared. When his wife and children die, he has a bitter hatred towards his gods, who did not protect them. His beliefs collapse and he highlights the selfishness of the gods who do not lift a finger to save their subjects. After killing the gods of his people, Gorr does not stop there, and begins a vengeful crusade with the aim of eradicating all the gods of creation. Just that.
Gorr’s campaign brings him to Earth, where he crosses the road of the mighty Thor, which he will try to delete. Gorr’s powers come directly from a weapon called the Necrosword, which notably grants him immortality. Symbiotes in the Marvel Universe, like Venom, are also descended from this artifact. He also has the ability to create beings, and brings to life empty versions of his wife and children. He also materializes his own guards, referred to as Black Berserkers.
First glimpse of Gorr
While the main filming of the film takes place in Australia, it seems that another team is also at work in Malibu. Photographs taken on site reveal the first glimpse of Gorr in the film. Christian Bale is dressed in a long white dress which is in keeping with the design of the character in the comics. The actor’s face is hidden under a white membrane, which again reminds us of the famous villain. Fans can rest assured, the Gorr of Thor: Love and Thunder should be true to its comic book counterpart.