Thor 4 photos show Christian Bale as Gorr the Butcher God
New photos from the set of Thor: Love and Thunder offer a first look at the story’s villain, Gorr the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale.
The latest images of the set Thor: Love and Thunder offers a first look at his villain, Gorr the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale. Marking the MCU Project reunion for director Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth since their first collaboration in Thor: Ragnarok, there is naturally a lot of enthusiasm about this new film. The overall plot is still unknown at this time, but the story will see Gorr the Butcher God as its main villain.
Officially announced at Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Thor: Love and Thunder breaks the formula for the MCU trilogy, with the Asgardian Avenger being the first hero to get a fourth standalone project. This is largely due to the success of Ragnarok and the overwhelmingly positive response to his bow in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. But, the next blockbuster won’t just focus on him. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is also returning to the franchise, and this time, she’s set to take on her own superhero character in Mighty Thor. Principal photography for the film has been completed for some time now in Australia, but it turns out that more work is currently underway.
Courtesy of The daily mail (Going through Thor: Love and Thunder News) are new photos of Bale in the costume of Gorr the Butcher God for Thor: Love and Thunder. Filming has moved to Malibu from Land Down Under, although it’s unclear how long the pickups will continue. Check out the images below:
The first look at Christian Bale as Gorr the Butcher God in Thor: Love and Thunder!
Filming has resumed in Malibu
(by daily mail) pic.twitter.com/2RHo4zG1VJ
– Thor: Love and Thunder News (@lovethundernews) August 4, 2021
Given the lack of context for these footage, it’s difficult to gauge what exactly is happening with the scene Bale is filming. No other prominent cast member of Thor: Love and Thunder was spotted in the area, so it’s likely he was filming alone. Interestingly, however, it’s curious why Marvel Studios production has to film on location. According to The daily mail, Bale was seen walking the beaches between takes. Regardless of the story element surrounding these shots, the fact that he wears full dentures for his role as Gorr the Butcher God is very impressive. Considering the advancement of VFX technology over the past few years, doing full CGI could have been an option. Instead, like Paul Bettany, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista as Vision, Nebula, and Drax the Destroyer, they went for practical makeup. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any infographics added to the character. There is a good chance that the finer details will be worked on during post-production.
A relatively new character in Marvel comics, Gorr the God Butcher first appeared in the January 2015 comic book, Thor: God of Thunder #2, although its narrative origin dates back 3000 years. Hailing from a sinister planet, the character suffered a crisis of faith after his entire family was killed due to the harsh conditions in his home world. He eventually planned his revenge against the gods by bonding with a weapon called All-Black the Necrosword which he used to kill his first victim of God. In print, he meets Thor and tortures him to reveal the location of the Asgardians. It is curious to what extent this will take into account Thor: Love and Thunder. While Marvel Studios tends to update their characters, most of them stay true to their origin stories to honor the comics.
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Source: The Daily Mail (via Thor: Love and Thunder News)
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