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Christian Bale to play villain in Thor 4, Tessa Thompson confirms

/ 05:41 PM March 07, 2020

Christian Bale (Image: AFP/Chris Delmas)

Christian Bale is about to switch franchises as the former Batman actor will be playing a still undisclosed villain role in the fourth installation of Marvel’s “Thor” series, “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

The “Dark Knight” trilogy star will be battling the God of Thunder, Valkyrie actress Tessa Thompson said in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight released yesterday, March 6. Thompson’s news confirms previous rumors of Bale’s involvement in the franchise.

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“Christian Bale is gonna play our villain, which is gonna be fantastic. Yeah, it’s gonna be good,”  Thompson noted.

Bale will be starring alongside Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Thompson, among others. The film will be directed once again by Taika Waititi, whose take on the third “Thor” film, “Thor: Ragnarok,” revamped the franchise.

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The “Jojo Rabbit” director previously assured fans via Entertainment Weekly that “Love and Thunder” will carry on the adventure-filled and outlandish vibe of “Ragnarok,” which completely changed the tone of the first two Shakespearean “Thor” films.

“Thor: Love and Thunder,” which was announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-con, is set to hit the big screen on Nov. 5, 2021, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) phase 4.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” will see the return of Hemsworth’s Thor and Thompson’s Valkyrie, who is now the reigning king of New Asgard. Portman, who last appeared in the second “Thor” film, will be returning to reprise her role as Jane Foster, who will be lifting the hammer as the female Thor, similar to the comics. Ian Biong /ra

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