Many are very excited for the potential introduction of former Batman actor Christian Bale into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, this glee also extends to some of the film’s cast members, who have expressed a ton of excitement toward his casting. This includes actress Tessa Thompson who, in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, confirmed that Bale is officially a part of the fourth Thor installment Love and Thunder.
Thompson stated in the interview that Bale will be playing the film’s villain, though she did not reveal the character’s name. Although she has read the film’s script, she cannot say who Bale is playing, but assured fans that this new film will be fun thanks to Taika Waitit returning to the director’s chair. Thompson did confirm, however, that her character Valkyrie will return as the new ruler of Asgard, stating “If she can’t find her queen, she’ll just be king and queen at the same time.”
Even though Bale’s role has not been confirmed, fans are speculating on who he might be, including Beta Ray Bill and possibly even one of Thor’s other family members. Either way, Waititi felt adamant that fans of Ragnarok will be very excited for Love and Thunder, stating that “we’re trying double down on everything we did with that and create something that is even more crazy and even more of a big adventure!”
Thor: Love and Thunder is set for release on November 5th 2021.