Updated: Aug 5
After a long wait and much anticipation, fans were treated to their first look at Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder!
Production on Thor Love and Thunder is in full swing and fans have been eagerly awaiting their first look at the villain in the film, Gorr the God Butcher. Well, today, via a tweet from Thor: Love and Thunder News, we got our first look at the ghostly figure.
The tweet read, "The first look at Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder! Filming has resumed in Malibu (via Daily Mail)"
If you're new to the character of Gorr, he made his first appearance in Thor: God of Thunder #1 (January 2013) by Jason Aaron and art by Esad Ribic.
"Gorr grew up on a nameless barren planet where earthquakes, lack of water, and wild animals are common. No gods help them, but they still trust blindly in the gods. When his mother, mate and children died, he thought gods could not exist and because of that, he was outcast by his tribe. When he learned gods did, in fact, exist but did not help those in need such as his dying family, he vowed to kill them all. He then acquired All-Black, the Necrosword from Knull after witnessing Knull in combat with a golden god. He eventually finds young Thor Odinson on Earth in MedievalIceland. He nearly kills Thor, but a band of Vikings come to rescue him. Gorr escapes, having his arm cut off, but learns he needs help, so he creates an army of shadow Berserkers, then slowly and quietly eliminates more and more gods. In the present, Thor notices the missing gods and investigates their disappearances. This brings Gorr and Thor to another battle, but Gorr then teleports into the future, where an aged Thor is the last Asgardian defending the realm against the shadow berserkers. Gorr also brings the young Thor into the future, where his wife and children have seemingly been resurrected and is about to set off the Godbomb. Gorr's son is actually a construct made out of All-Black the Necrosword and despises what his father has turned into, so it gives Thor the power to absorb the blast. Thor from the present then uses the two Mjolnirs to kill Gorr."
Thor Love and Thunder hits theaters on May 6, 2022.