UNITED STATES: Now that the most anticipated film of the year, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, has come to a close, it’s time for God of Thunder to strike once again. Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth chapter in the Thor franchise, is finally ready to hit theatres on July 8, 2022. Taika Waititi has pumped up the most eagerly anticipated aspect even more.
Thor embarks on a quest of self-discovery
Thor is shown on a quest for self-discovery in the teaser, indicating that the god of thunder is no longer in his Hero phase. We will see him in his leisure period, where he will come across Gorr the God Butcher, who is on the point of exacting his retribution on all gods. Thor, Korg, Miek, and Valkyrie will set out on a mission to end Gorr’s murderous rampage.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Taika Waititi as Korg, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.
Christian Bale’s character ‘Gorr’ elevates the film’s anticipation
Taika Waititi is the man orchestrating the revival of Thor as a full-fledged God of Thunder with a witty twist. Waititi is back in the director’s chair after the enormous success of Thor: Ragnarok. He introduces Jane Foster as Mighty Thor, but the most anticipated character is Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher. In an interview with AP News, Waititi remarks, “In my humble opinion, we have maybe the best Villain that Marvel has ever had in Christian Bale.” He also shares his amusement at the prospect of the Academy Award portraying Thor’s most awaited adversary from the rogue gallery.
Gorr, who first appeared in Thor: God of Thunder #1, is the quintessential Thor antagonist. His story is grim, filled with mass starvation and religious beliefs fueled by his full-fledged outrage for the Gods. Gorr earns the moniker ‘the God Butcher’ after embarking on a homicidal spree among the gods. He collides with every god in the Marvel universe and viciously slaughters them. Gorr is then pitted against Thor due to his ultimate anger towards the god. Their combat was so brutal that it rendered Thor unworthy in the comics.
Aside from Gorr being the most anticipated villain, the fact that Christian Bale will play it adds to the excitement. Bale is playing a comic book persona for the second time, having previously donned the mantle of the Cape Crusader in Nolanverse. The Academy Award winner has raised the stakes since the cast was announced. His outstanding acting abilities will be the cherry on top of his evil character’s cake.