Gorr Reportedly Tested Better Than Any MCU Villain Ever
The highly-anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder are set to introduce Marvel fans to one of the comics’ most interesting villains; and it seems like his status as a fan favorite will carry over, as Gorr reportedly tested better than any MCU villain ever.
There are a lot of things for Marvel fans to be excited about when it comes to the long-awaited Thor: Love and Thunder.
Whether it be the return of Taika Waititi to the director’s chair, the debut of Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, the ascension of Valkyrie to King of Asgard, the debut of Zeus, or finally figuring out what happened when Thor went to travel alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy.
It is a film that will have a whole host of questions to answer and character to introduce, but one stands out above the rest; the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of the villainous Gorr the God Butcher.
Gorr was created by Jason Aaron as a foil to Thor in his Thor: God of Thunder series, and he almost immediately became a fan favorite.
His sympathetic story and relatable conflict with religious beliefs and faith made him instantly among the most intriguing and complex villains to be developed by the Marvel comics universe in some time; it appears as though that status as a fan favorite will carry over to the MCU.
In a recent interview with Fandango (reported by CBR.com), Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi revealed that Gorr has reportedly tested better than any MCU villain ever.
The director stated, “Id say [Gorr]’s the most sympathetic villain [Marvel has] had. He’s also tested the highest out of any villain that Marvel has ever had.”
It is an intriguing thing to ponder, as the constant statements from Waititi and the film’s star Chris Hemsworth now have a quantifiable statistic to point to their opinion that Gorr is truly in a league of his own.
We cant wait to see what the immensely talented Christian Bale does with the role, and whether or not the character can measure up to the massive expectations placed on him now.