Thor: Love and Thunder Reveals First Look at Christian Bale's Gorr the God Butcher
A slew of new toys inspired by the upcoming Thor: Love & Thunder, including a unique LEGO set, provide fans with their first look at Christian Bale's Gorr the God Killer.
Revealed via an official blog post, the set, which is titled "The Goat Boat," features the film's heroes zipping down what appears to be the Rainbow Bridge on a traditionally styled Viking longboat. While not visible on the front of the box, Gorr can be seen in images of the completed build. The grey-skinned villain is adorned entirely in white robes, carrying what is assumed to be All-Black the Necrosword. Eagle-eyed fans will undoubtedly notice his red eyes and wicked smile. The back of the box also sees Gorr attacking Natalie Portman's Mighty Thor, suggesting that the villain ambushes the Goat Boat while it's in transit.
The Minifigure of Gorr lines up with behind-the-scenes set photos that feature Bale draped in similar robes. While the images suggest that the God Butcher's skin will be a marble white tone in Love & Thunder, it's possible that the lighting of the images and set brightened what could be a grey hue. Given that Gorr is often portrayed with a billowing black hood, it's possible that the character undergoes a costume change at some point in the movie.
First appearing in 2013's Thor: God of Thunder #1, Gorr the God Butcher has quickly become a fan-favorite villain. Driven by tragedy, Gorr takes a vow to murder every single god in the Marvel universe following his revelation that they do exist but refuse to help those in need. After witnessing Knull, God of the Symbiotes, battle a golden deity, Gorr comes into possession of All-Black the Necrosword which he uses to attack a young Thor in Medieval Iceland.
Thor: Love & Thunder marks the electrifying god's fourth solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Taika Waiti returns as director following the overwhelmingly positive response earned by Thor: Ragnarok. Little is known about the movie's story but Waiti has noted that romance will act as a key theme. "I'm into romances now. I want to make a romance. I want to make something that I've never done or never cared for," said the director.
Thor: Love & Thunder crashes into cinemas on July 8.