Christian Bale in Talks for Thor: Love and Thunder

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  1. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    He'd be like... really smart. :o

    Bale needs to play a more stable genius like Beta Ray Bill.
     
  2. Deck Rickard Dovahkiin

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    So Tessa confirmed that Bale is playing the villain.

    I’m guessing it’s a one-off role but it would be cool to see Bale show up as constant threat to the MCU; maybe the next big bad.
     
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  3. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Straight from the horse's mouth. Only the wrong horse and not Beta Ray Bill.
     
  4. HammerDown High Tide Or Low Tide

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    Bale as a villain is an exciting proposition.
    Can’t wait to get some more info.

     
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    Can't wait to see Bale square off against Hemsworth and Portman.

    After that, THEN, I will have permission to die.
     
  6. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Bale in Thor, Keaton in Spider-Man. Now they need to get Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson as villains in the MCU. If they later team up, they can be some form of the Sinister Six.
     
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    Bale playing Gorr the God Butcher from what I heard and honestly I would have never have guessed it
     
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  8. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    This is huge, Bale is a legit genius and capable of doing incredibly complex characters ( seen The Fighter ? He's magic in it)

    Hopefully Taika will find the right role and characterization for him. Taylor utterly failed with Eccleston ( another gifted and intense British actor) to make use of his talents. I thought he did wonders with Blanchett as Hela - yeah, she was pretty straightforward, as in just nasty, but with a bit of style and a sense of humour.

    Is the God Butcher a character that would suit a Waititi Thor film ? I would have thought that character a bit too serious.

    Still, big news for the film.
     
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  9. HammerDown High Tide Or Low Tide

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    I'm beginning to think that Bale is indeed going to play Dario Agger aka Minotaur.
    I mean he looks exactly like that character. (Just look at American Psycho.) Also they are taking inspiration from the Jason Aaron run with Jane Foster's Mighty Thor in which he has somewhat of a prominent role.

    I just noticed this today. Could be a bit of a stretch but... Apparently they are using Dio for the soundtrack and if you look at the cover for one of their album what do you see...

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  10. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Interesting theory :up:
     
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    It’s also not the first time they take album covers and use them as nods to events in the movie. Like the Duran Duran t-shirt that Banner used in Ragnarok. The album features the track “Hungry Like the Wolf”...

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    Is Dario Agger a cosmic villain (I‘m not familiar with the comics).
    With all the Guardians and Spaceshark-rumors, Taika will go (hopefully) full cosmic again
     
  13. HammerDown High Tide Or Low Tide

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    Dario Agger is from Earth. I'm no expert but from what i know he's a rich businessman who has some mining connections, not only on Earth but he also tries to mine other planets... I think that at some point he makes a pact with some sort of entity and then gets the Minotaur appearance and it's capabilities in return.

    I guess he would come in to play with the whole New Asgard angle. Maybe it's some land dispute or something like that.
     
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    I suppose they can tweak his history a bit to make his origins cosmic. Like maybe make the entity cosmic? I really hope he’s playing Agger. It seems to be the most fun to play from all the possible villain choices being floated around.
     
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    IIRC, wasn't that part of the reason why him and Thor became enemies in the comics in the first place? Because Roxxon wanted to exploit the land around Broxton, Oklahoma, where New Asgard was in the comics?
     
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    Yeah, just have Agger want a very particular piece of land in Tonsberg, Norway and you're good to go.
     
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  20. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    What's that saying?
     
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    Nothing important. Just pointing out the similarities in looks. Also, this:

     
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    I'm hoping he isn't Gorr honestly
     
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    I would love to see Gorr in the MCU.
     
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    Can I ask why? They gave Hela his Sword/power, there arnt any Gods left to Butcher in the MCU besides Thor and maybe some Gods we haven't seen yet. I wouldn't be against him appearing but just wondering
     
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    Because he was part of one of the very best storylines in the comics, he’s a great character and he’s one of the best Thor villains. I would probably put Gorr alongside Loki and Galactus as Thor’s top 3 villains.

    Regarding the sword, they really didn’t make that much of a big deal of it with Hela. It was basically just another weapon in her arsenal. It just looked similar... that’s it. Neither did they make a big deal with Surtur’s twilight sword either for that matter.

    The was definitely inspiration taken from Gorr to Hela but I think there’s plenty of room to make Gorr look his own thing without being too similar.

    The gods not being present in the MCU maybe is just the right way to bring Gorr in. Maybe posing the question where are all the gods? Gorr could have been in his quest already throughout the cosmos.
     
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