In just a few short weeks, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi’s fourth solo film about the God of Thunder, will soar back into theaters. Along with a host of heroes, the MCU plans to highlight one of its most terrifying villains to date: Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher.
Following Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Bale is taking on his first Marvel movie, and he looks to be a standout star in one of the MCU’s largest solo casts ever. As soon as his first footage appeared in the second full trailer, fans were raving about his performance, and now they’re eager to see him in action.
In the second trailer, Thor 4’s main antagonist, Loki, is brought to life as he embarks on a crusade against all of the gods in the MCU. As the sequel’s promotional tour continues to unfold and reveal new details about the plot, another crucial line of Bale’s dialogue has emerged.
More dialogue from Christian Bale’s villain was featured in a new Thor: Love and Thunder TV spot that was shared on Twitter by @sebbazz.
— sebbazz 🧜♂️ (@thesebbazz) June 7, 2022
Gorr utters the new line “The world will be better without gods” as he plunges his sword, All-Black the Necrosword, into an unknown planet or moon. In the second trailer, he says “You are not like the others” instead of “You are not like the other gods I’ve killed,” which is a minor difference.
As Christian Bale takes on his next significant comic book movie role, Gorr the God Butcher’s mission becomes even clearer in this spot.
When Gorr’s people and home were wiped out during his youth, he developed a deep hatred for the Gods, who he saw as a threat to his own existence. As Gorr lives up to the “God Butcher” moniker in Thor: Love and Thunder, it’s unclear if that backstory will be replicated exactly for Bale’s MCU debut.
As Gorr begins his galactic conquest, these gods, like Russell Crowe’s Zeus, will be a major focus for Thor and his crew as they travel to Olympus.
Marvel is doing its best to keep the details of Thor 4 under wraps until closer to the film’s July release date, with only one new line of dialogue released so far. Because of Gorr’s reputation and the chilling images of him that have already been released, the theatrical cut should provide plenty of suspenseful villainous action.