Christian Bale Reportedly Didn’t Know What the MCU Was
He is bringing to life what promises to be one of the best villains in the MCU’s history, Christian Bale recently spoke about not knowing what the MCU was.
There are few actors on the planet who are held in such high regard that their casting into the Marvel Cinematic Universe would inspire jaws dropping from fans everywhere.
Yet, that is the best way to describe the collective reaction to the news that veteran actor Christian Bale had been cast for the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
Bale would be tabbed to bring to life the villainous and menacing Gorr the God Butcher; a character created during Jason Aaron’s iconic Thor run, who was firmly established as one of the better villains to be created for Marvel’s modern era.
There are few actors who are as perfect for the role they’ve been cast in as Bale as Gorr; one of the most physically present emotive actors bringing to life one of Marve comics’ most sympathetic villains to ever be created.
In a recent interview that discusses the actor’s history as Batman, Christian Bale revealed that he reportedly didn’t know what the MCU was.
Speaking with Total Film (Reported by ComicBook.com), Bale was asked if he maintained reservations about joining yet another comic book franchise following his successful run as Batman, stating, “Absolutely not, no. That didn’t even enter into my head at all.”
Bale added, “I’d read that, and people would go, ‘Oh, look at this! He’s entered the MCU!’ And I’d go, ‘I’ve done what? I haven’t entered sh-t, thank you very much.’ I’m like, ‘The MCU? I had to ask what that was.”
Speaking of the character, Bale started, “There’s obviously sort of a Nosferatu slight attitude. Taika and I wanted to do a whole dance, which we didn’t get to do, but we had all this sort of Kate Bush stuff that we worked at.”
The actor added, “But I think he just realized he was never going to be allowed to put that in the final film. I would say that the most common thing I was staring at was the Aphex Twin video of ‘Come to Daddy.’ But I don’t even know if that will be in the final film.”
We cant wait to see what Bale and Waititi do with the film that already has one of the most hyped-up Marvel villains since Thanos arrived.