Since it was announced that Christian Bale was in talks to join Marvel Studios THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER there was all types of speculation as to who the former caped crusader would become. Now thanks to the new King of Asgard played by Tessa Thompson, it can be confirmed that Bale will indeed be the villain of the film.
Collider.com first broke the story of Thompson dropped this gem to ET during an interview, in which she also confirmed that she’s read a script for the highly anticipated sequel. it was also mentioned that Natalie Portman, who is returning to play Jane Foster who was not in THOR RAGNAROK made the decision to return the franchise after being impressed with that director Taika Waititi did in reinvigorating the franchise. Portman last appeared in the MCU in THOR THE DARK WORLD.
Exactly which villain Bale will become has yet to be disclosed. Many fans want to see him become Beta Ray Bill which would not be a bad decision AT ALL. However if that is the case expect Marvel Studios to switch the character up to have the villainous tendencies expected.
Filming on THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER begins later this year, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER is scheduled to hit theaters on November 5, 2021.
This is a pretty exciting announcement. According to Jeff Sneider of Collider, Academy Award winner, Christian Bale is currently in talks to join the fourth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor, THOR LOVE AND THUNDER directed by Taika Waititi.
Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, Tessa Thompson is reprising her role as Valkarie, where after the events of AVENGERS:ENDGAME, is now the King of New Asgard and looking for her queen. Natalie Portman is expected to reprise her role as Jane Foster and potentially will take up the mantle of Thor as it has happened in the comics.
Marvel Studios nor Christian Bale’s representatives have currently spoken on the latest buzz to swirl the rumor mill.
Bale is currently starring in 20th Century Fox’s FORD VS FERRARI alongside Matt Damon.
Bale is no stranger to the superhero dranchise as he once donned the cape and cowl as Batman in the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy. (BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES).
There has been talk of not only getting solo female driven Marvel films but now a team up of all of the strong women in the MCU. The first charge had come from Tessa Thompson now Karen Gillan who portrays “Nebula” has spoken out. Jaren has recently recounted the story of when she teamed up with a group of them to confront Kevin Feige to make one:
“Brie Larson was like, ‘We should go up to Kevin Feige and tell him to make an all-female Marvel movie,’ so we marched up there in a group, a whole herd of us, and said that to him. He was like, ‘Yeah, that would be amazing!’ but he didn’t really commit to it, but he thought it would be a great idea. Look at the success of Wonder Woman. It’s clear we all want that.”
In this day and age it is TOTALLY a possibility that Marvel would be willing to jump over this idea and head honcho Kevin Feige has said that it’s a possibility. The biggest issue seems to be how would it all play out. Now should the concept get decided to be executed one of the best options would be to focus on Lady Liberators, which is an all-female team in the comics with characters that have included Valkyrie, Wasp, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch. There are more characters that include She-Hulk, Storm, Tigra, Hellcat, Spider-Woman and more.
The women of Marvel recently gathered together for a photo shoot, and it certainly got fans excited for what an all-female Marvel movie would look like. That group included Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Danai Gurira (Okoye), and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie).