July is coming and it’s time when Thor makes his 4th solo in Thor: Love and Thunder. Chris Hemsworth’s fourth Thor movie and ninth time as the God of Thunder will have a lot of familiar faces. Some like Tessa Thompson’s newly crowned Valkyrie and Taika Waititi’s Korg. There will also be a lot of new faces. Christian Bale who plays Gorr the God Butcher, will play the antagonist in the movie.
Compared to Bale’s previous comic book movie roles, Gorr is a much less established and popular character. On the page, Gorr is from an unknown planet that is very hostile and was on the verge of collapse. In spite of what he was taught, everyone Gorr cared about died because his home was impacted by wars. Gorr was angry at the Gods after he didn’t get an answer to his prayers, and so the God-Butcher came into being.
It is said that, Gorr’s missions are only done once he encounters a Spiderman antagonist. It’s not clear if Marvel Studios will link Love and Thunder to a character from Sony Pictures. A new set of toys, however, have hinted at the symbiotic link.
A Lego set shows that Gorr the God Butcher from Thor: Love and Thunder will be armed with All-Black the Necrosword.
In the comics, Knull, the creator of the symbiotes, is the first person to use the All-Black Necrosword. Knull was knocked out in a fight, and the sword was taken to a helpless Gorr. The sword bonded to Gorr’s arm.
Gorr would go on to use the All-Black Necrosword in his fight against the gods, killing these deities all over the world. In the end, his murder mission would lead him to the God of Thunder, where he would fight with Thor’s powerful hammer, Mjolnir.
Since 2016, Spider-Man has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony Pictures owns the rights to him and all of his supporting actors. Knull is one of those supporting characters. In the comics, he has a lot to do with Venom and other symbiotes.
Sony’s current deal with Marvel Studios is only for Peter Parker and Peter Parker. It doesn’t include anyone else. Marvel Studios helps Sony make Spider-Man movies. In return, Spider-Man can appear in MCU movies like Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.
People at Marvel Studios are likely to have rights to use All-Black, but Sony would have to give them the go-ahead before they could look into how the weapon came to be.
Because Marvel and Sony have done business together before, there’s a good chance that the Knull connections will be shown in Thor 4.
As for what Sony Pictures would get if a deal was made, the could provide a character from their verse for a Marvel character from this verse.
In exchange for Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Marvel gave the rights to 20th Century Fox for Ego the Living Planet to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
There are other ways Sony could get that multiversal money. They could ask for the rights to someone from Marvel’s library, or make an appearance by an MCU regular in a future Venom or Morbius movie.
Even more interesting is the Spider-Man: No Way Home post-credits scene, which brings up a very important detail. Tom Hardy entered the MCU. He was only in the MCU for a cup of coffee, but a piece of his symbiotic friend is still looking for a new host.
There’s no way to know if Earth’s symbiote and the All-Black from another world will connect, but timing is important.
It was very important for the original story of Gorr the God Butcher to use time to travel interdimensionally. Christian Bale is going to play Gorr in Love and Thunder. In the comics, he kills different gods who oppose his moves. At one point during his crusade, he fought against a group called the Time Gods, who were very powerful.
He then killed them all. He found out after they were killed, that he could use their blood to get into the timestream. This was good for his cause because it allowed him to kill gods that he normally couldn’t kill. This was his chance.
Since he went back far enough, he found that he could kill off the most powerful gods before they could become powerful.
He eventually set up shop in the future, where he took over the gods who had fallen to him and made them slaves.
Gorr’s dreams got bigger, and the character decided to build a Godbomb that would destroy all of the gods in the timestream.
Gorr might be able to do that because of his adventures in space. In the comics, the blood of the Time Gods made this possible.
In the MCU, it could be Loki’s Time-Keepers. Or at least a group that has the same power and status as them.
In the movie, could Gorr be using this method to kill Odin and Russell Crowe’s Zeus? Gorr the God Butcher can then go after younger and weaker versions of the other gods. In the future, when Thor finds out what’s going on, he could follow him through the timestream, retrieve his weapon, and fight Gorr.
He could then use an MCU version of the Godbomb to finish his crusade against Gorr. If Thor, Lady Sif, Jane Foster’s Thor, and the Guardians of the Galaxy work together, Gorr might be defeated in Thor: Love and Thunder.