Ever since the official trailer for the upcoming MCU flick Thor: Love and Thunder gave us the first look at Christian Bale’s Gorr, the God Butcher, the fans had plenty to say about the villain’s look. Although no one doubts that Christian Bale will be fantastic in this role, the fans couldn’t have overseen that Gorr is visually pretty similar to the main villain of the Harry Potter saga, you-know-who, he-who-must-not-be-named, Voldemort.
Some of the fans said that Gorr looks like Voldemort with a nose, and an interesting fact is that Gorr has no nose in the source material. Also, while Voldemort has a wand, Gorr has a sword. The Gorr’s look was changed a bit in the movie compared to the source material, and the movie’s director now explained those changes and compared Gorr’s look to Voldemort’s.
Although he said he isn’t interested in doing more comic book movies after The Dark Knight trilogy, Christian Bale accepted the role of Gorr after he was impressed with the script. Bale was officially confirmed to star in 2020, and his involvement in the MCU movie certainly drew a lot of attention outside of the Marvel fandom.
“Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who — to his surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer. Together, they set out on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance.” — Thor: Love and Thunder, official synopsis
Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth solo movie for MCU’s God of Thunder, which makes Thor the first MCU hero to get four standalone movies. Chris Hemsworth reprises the role of God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson reprises the role of Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman and Jaimie Alexander reprise the roles of Jane Foster and Lady Sif, respectively, after being absent from the previous installment — Thor: Ragnarok. Co-writer and director Taika Waititi also returns as Korg.
Co-written and directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released exclusively in theaters on July 8, 2022.