Christian Bale turns to the dark side as Thor: Love and Thunder’s villain but who will he be playing?
Christian Bale earned a special place in the hearts of all comic book geeks after portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s classic Dark Knight Trilogy. Over the years he’s moved from the comic book movie scene; appearing in movies like American Hustle, Hostiles, Mowgli and Vice — to name a few. However, fans wanted to see him back in a comic book movie role
It’s been nearly a decade since Bale played Batman, and now he’s jumped ship from DC to Marvel. As revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bale will indeed be joining Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder as the Big Bad. Though, there’s no word on which Marvel villain he is playing as of yet.
With Thor: Love and Thunder hitting theaters Nov. 5, 2021; rumors will undoubtedly flood the web; speculating on which Marvel villain the transformative Bale will bring to life in the MCU. On that note, let’s take a look at some of the ones he could play.
Remember the time Marvel Comics opted to replace Thor with Thunderstrike? Yeah, that happened; his nemesis was, of course, Bloodaxe debuting in 1988.
Like Thor, Boodaxe also wields great power, the Axe of Scruge the Executioner. And with great power came a transformation, literally, as Jackie Lukus was transformed by magic into the deadly vigilante.
Of course, Bale is a male and Jackie, in spite of the intimidating Bloodaxe appearance, was a female. But the MCU isn’t against gender-bending characters as evident by Tilda Swinton unforgettable portrayal of The Ancient One in Doctor Strange. With that in mind, there’s no reason why Bale couldn’t bring a lesser-known villain like Bloodaxe to life.