'Thor: Love and Thunder': Tessa Thompson confirms Christian Bale will play the villain in new Marvel film

There has been no confirmation yet on what Bale's character is called and Thompson did not give any clues. Taika Waititi will be writing and directing the film


                             'Thor: Love and Thunder': Tessa Thompson confirms Christian Bale will play the villain in new Marvel film
Tessa Thompson and Christian Bale (Getty Images)
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While the fourth 'Thor' movie is still in its pre-production stage, fans have been clamoring for details since the movie was announced last year during the San Diego Comic-Con. Most details are under wraps, but Tessa Thompson just dropped a tiny morsel for us fans to relish.

Thompson confirmed that Christian Bale, who was confirmed to play a role in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' earlier this year, will be playing the villain in the film which will also feature the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Jane will be assuming the God of Thunder's powers and wielding the hammer of Thor, Mjölnir in 'Thor: Love and Thunder'.

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During the Season 3 premiere of 'Westworld', Thompson told Entertainment Tonight the news, saying, "Christian Bale is going to play our villain, which is going to be fantastic." 

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Thomson said, "I've read the script. I can't tell you much. Lots of exciting text messages exchanged between Natalie and I. We're going to have fun. Taika is writing [and] directing. Some familiar faces. Some new people coming into the mix."

There has been no confirmation yet on what Bale's character is called and Thompson did not give any clues. The one plot point she confirmed is that when we see Brunnhilde for the first time since 'Avengers: Endgame', she will be king.

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"She's king," she clarified of her royal title. "If she can't find her queen, she'll just be king and queen at the same time."

This wouldn't be Bale's first comic book role. Bale may be an Academy Award winner but he is best known for playing Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Christopher Nolan's genre-changing trilogy adapted from DC comics featuring the caped crusader.

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'Thor: Love and Thunder' will be directed by Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) on a script co-written by him and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which will be the followup to Waititi’s wildly successful 2017 sequel Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Love and Thunder will arrive in theaters on November 5, 2021.

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