Christian Bale Talks Gorr Scene That May Have Been ‘Too Extreme’
It is an arrival that is among the most-aniticpated by fans, with the character being embraced as one of Marvel comics’ most interesting and sympathetic villains in the company’s recent history; with a dark path to his current quest, Christian Bale recently discussed a Gorr scene that is “too extreme” for the film.
There is no denying or overstating the massive excitement surrounding the arrival of one of the most interesting villains that have certainly ever graced the pages of Marvel comics; a villain that had a meteoric rise to being one of Thor’s most intriguing foes.
He is a character that is widely beloved for his sympathetic backstory and nearly unmatched resolve, with the Jason Aaron run of the early 2010s quickly developing Gorr the God Butcher into a character that was both unlike any we had seen, and likely unlike any we will ever see.
That character is coming to the world of the MCU, but he brings with him a path to villainy that is tremendously dark and wrought with pain and suffering; the immensely terrible reality that birthed the vengeful path that the character finds himself
But that same path- although incredibly compelling to the viewer- is one that is immensely difficult to observe; and according to the man that has brought that character to life, it may have even been too horrendous for the final film.
In a recent interview with IGN, Christian Bale discussed the character and one Gorr scene, in particular, that may have been “Too extreme” to even make it in the final cut of the film.
Speaking of Gorr, Bale told the publication, “He’s a highly religious character at the beginning with the tattoos displaying his piousness, and then he becomes disillusioned with that, and then literally just mutilates himself to get rid of that.”
Bale adds, “It was perhaps a little bit too extreme to be included in the film, but there was a lot of wonderful stuff that we shot. But you know that as an actor. You always know, hey, you’re going to experiment. Some things can work, some things don’t, and we want this to be a family film.”
It has been noted by Bale that there was so much of Gorr that was cut from the final product because of its extreme nature, but that, ultimately, works in favor of the film that is being released.