For many comic book fans, Christian Bale is most associated with DC, having starred in Christopher Nolan’s hugely successful Batman movies, as the Caped Crusader.. However, it looks like the actor is about to move over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has been reported that he is in talks to appear in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bale will join Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in the fourth Thor movie. No details about Bale’s character have been revealed so far. Thor: Love and Thunder will be directed by Taika Waititi, who also helmed 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, and arrives in November 2021.
Waititi recently confirmed that the movie will start shooting in Australia this summer. Hemsworth stars as Thor, a role he last played in last year’s Avengers: Endgame, while Portman will appear as Jane Foster once more. Portman had a small cameo in Endgame, but she hasn’t played a major role in any MCU movie since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. Her role in the new film was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, where Portman revealed that she would be wielding Thor’s hammer Mjolnir this time around.
There are several other MCU movies set to hit theaters as part of Phase 4 before we get to Thor: Love and Thunder. Black Widow and The Eternals arrive later this year, while Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and the third Spider-man movie are scheduled for May and August 2021 respectively. In addition, Thor’s villainous half-brother will make his small screen debut in the upcoming Disney+ show Loki.
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