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Christian Bale confirmed as Thor: Love and Thunder villain

March 8th, 2020 by Marc Comments

You may recall the rumours a number of weeks ago that Batman Begins star Christian Bale was set to play the villain in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder?

Well, we can now confirm that Bale is indeed set to menace Thor and co in Taika Waititi’s upcoming fourth Thor movie.

Valkyrie star Tessa Thompson in a new interview has confirmed that Bale is joining the MCU:  “Christian Bale is going to play our villain, which is going to be fantastic,” she says.

“I’ve read the script. I can’t tell you much. Lots of exciting text messages exchanged between Natalie [Portman] and I. We’re going to have fun. Taika [Waititi] is writing [and] directing. Some familiar faces. Some new people coming into the mix.”

This is pretty exciting news as Bale likes to bring a gravitas to his performances and, as the Dark Knight trilogy showed, he’s not afraid to take comicbook movies seriously.

On her own character, Valkrie, making her first appearance since Avengers: Endgame, Thompson had this to say: “She’s king [and] If she can’t find her queen, she’ll just be king and queen at the same time.”

Em, what?

Anyway, Thor: Love and Thunder arrives on November 5th, 2021 and will see Chris Hemsworth return to the title role along with Natalie Portman as Jane Foster.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….