There’s a lot to be enthusiastic about in terms of Thor: Love and Thunder. Whether it’s the return of Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to the chair (and all of the area age, psychedelic enjoyable he brings with him), the return of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, or the homecoming for Natalie Portman, this time with Jane Foster changing into Thor, it appears like Thor 4 is simply completely filled with MCU goodness.
But there’s one bit of casting that has had followers excited from the second it was first introduced: Christian Bale is lastly becoming a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Bale is bringing his somewhat intense presence to an appropriately intense position, that of Gorr, the God-Butcher.
And sure, of us, Gorr is each bit as intense as that impossibly steel title makes him sound. Imagine an alien who misplaced all the pieces, watching his household die and vowing revenge (wait, is Gorr Batman?). But Gorr’s family members died of issues like hunger and pure disasters, which means the one targets he might discover for his rage had been the gods themselves. And hoo-boy does he ever take it out on them. They don’t name him the “god-butcher” for nothing, children!
Gorr was created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic in 2013, as half of the identical Thor sequence that finally launched the Jane Foster Thor to Marvel Comics continuity. But that opening arc, which offers with Gorr’s early strikes towards everybody’s favourite Asgardian and his backstory are completely chilling, and a few of one of the best Thor comics of the final 30 years or so. Check ’em out. (We additionally wrote extra in regards to the historical past of Gorr right here).