Christian Bale in Talks for Thor: Love and Thunder

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  1. Charzhin0 Registered

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    This is gonna be a fantastic pairing. Lot of people might consider Bale too much of a ''serious dramatic'' actor these days but a movie like American Psycho really shows how much of a OTT and comedic actor the guy can be which can be forgotten. He will be great for a character in a Waiti movie.
     
  2. Tg11 Registered

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    Characters that I could see Bale as:

    Cul Borson...Odin's brother and uncle of Hela, Thor and Loki

    Balder The Brave...Balder as the son of Odin...brother of Hela, Thor and Loki

    Beta Ray Bill

    Hercules
     
  3. Mysteryman Registered

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    Hercules would be nice. They would need to do major work on the costume, though.
     
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  4. Silvermoth Avenger

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    Hercules would be fun. It would sort of be like giving Thor a big brother type making him sort of like the Jan Brady.

    obviously not his literal brother but in terms of character dynamics
     
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    That would be nothing like what long time fans of the Herc/Thor dynamic would want.

    Their relationship is way more like the rival quarterbacks of two football dynasty type teams. Or to put it in another sport's terms, Thor is Magic Johnson and Herc is Larry Bird.

    Both have definite similarities which they bond over but their personal journeys as hero gods diverge a lot too making them unique. When together they bring out both the best and the worst in each other.

    For me an issue is that Thor as he developed in the MCU is a lot closer to comic Herc than comic Thor. But... That could work. I kinda always assumed Thor stood just a little taller, acted a little more serious, played down his lusts and appetites whenever he shared the room with Hercules as Avengers.

    "Hey... I like a good bacchanal as the next god. I drank the ocean halfway once after all... But I'm not some drunk frat party boy like THAT guy! He's the prince of his realm but he acts like some fool at a bachelor's party!"

    And Herc's take is:

    "Look at this pretty boy who thinks he's better and STRONGER than me! Acting like he didn't party hard back in the day! Plus... He grew up a prince with daddy and mommy giving him everything, grooming him for the throne. I didn't meet Zeus until I was a man, and he's still on my case! I was raised among men. I'm from the streets son!"

    Now, that's the comics.

    In the MCU though if they use Herc alongside Thor as we last saw him maybe that's a way to get Thor back into the groove and off the sauce. Have him recognize that he's gone a little bit over the line in his tom foolery and indulgences by looking at a guy that is an immortal party animal.

    "I like this guy but... I am not sure I want everyone around me to think of myself the way they think of him... Hmmm... Maybe it's time to put down the booze?"

    If anyone wants a good take on Herc and Thor's relationship from the books I highly recommend INCREDIBLE HERCULES and the arc where Herc and a Zeus transformed into a boy (Long story...) go to Asgard and Herc pretends he's Thor' costume and all.
     
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    Love Herc in the comics. But as mentioned, Hemsworth has assumed more of his personality than that of comic book Thor, who is depicted more often as a stick in the mud than everyone's best bud.

    There's also the Eternals issue. Will Marvel put the Olympians on the big screen when they have a comparable group that they alone control? It is probably unlikely, especially with DC already dipping their toes into the Roman Pantheon. I'm curious to see if Don Lee's Gilgamesh gets Herc's outsized personality in the Eternals movie.

    Though Hemsworth has done a great pseudo-Herc, the best recent depiction was John DiMaggio's Aquaman on B:TBATB. Outrageous!
     
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    Meant to post this last time but when this broke I too rushed to name all the logical potential roles from the Thor mythos at Marvel that he could play...

    But then I thought "Bale as a one off? ... Nah. Feige would wanna rope him in with something bigger."

    We are assuming this is a role pertaining to Thor but what if it is a MCU wide role? Something like Galactus or the Beyonder? Something appearing in T:LAT that is just there to be set up for a later arc or other franchise?

    Hell, it could well just be an appearance in a post cred to tease a more substantial part in something else down the line.
     
  8. kvz5 HBIC

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    Whatever this means:



    Kinda bummed it’s not Agger if true. I’ve already grown very fond of that idea.
     
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    Is that a reputable website? Because unless its coming from an established outlet like Variety or THR, I tend to take these kind of "scoops" with a large amount of salt...
     
  10. David H. We’re not owed anything.

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    “billain”
     
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    Billion+villain= billain. Bale is clearly playing Patrick Bateman in Thor.
     
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  13. HammerDown High Tide Or Low Tide

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    That sounds really promising.
    It's a shame that the veracity of those rumors seem a bit dodgy.
     
  14. Fosterson Registered

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    John Campea may be wrong about many things, but his maxim that you should always be careful of disreputable sites making extravagant claims about upcoming films certainly holds true.
     
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    If Bale is an alien villain then either Bale will be CGI and he will just voice the villain or he will be in extensive make up
     
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    What if Bale is Adam Warlock?
    The Asguardians could show up...
     
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    Right now I'm leaning much more into the "Warlock/Mephisto/Key figure to be used in other MCU films later" camp than I am the "Baldur/Beta Ray Bill/Gorr" camp.
     
  18. Schlosser85 A Very Stable Genius

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    Billionaire + Villain = Billain

    After his Oscar-nominated performance as Dick Cheney, Bale is taking the next logical step....Donald Trump.
     
  19. Silvermoth Avenger

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    Oh lordt imagine trump with an infinity glove
     
  20. BoredGuy Never Did a Popular Thing

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    lol, he would use it just to build his stupid wall
    wouldn't even be smart enough to use it to transport all the "mexicans" back

    oh, and you know he'd use it to increase the size of his tiny... hands
     
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    "Thanos and I have a great relationship! He's a very strong leader! Great guy, great guy! He has this really powerful Gauntlet and he's gonna let me use it to get rid of the failing FAKE NEWS Witch Hunt MSM!".
     
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    "Wakanda, Asgard, Sokovia? ****hole countries. Many people say this."
     
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  23. BoredGuy Never Did a Popular Thing

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    Alright alright, enough talking about that fat sack of s**t

    back to the Bale speculation

    He's got a great eerily calm voice in many of his roles, so I could definitely see him being something Cosmic
    Dario is still my guess, but that may be too obvious, and would probably be done-in-one
    So I could definitely see him doing the voice/facial mo-cap for Galactus or Eternity or something like that
     
  24. Silvermoth Avenger

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    He would make a fun Beyonder actually
     
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    I'll believe Beta Ray Bil lwhen I see him on screen.
     

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