Valkyrie herself, Tessa Thompson has confirmed Christian Bale will be playing a villain in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder.
Earlier this year, reports surfaced that the Dark Knight star was in talks to join the highly-anticipated fourth film in the Thor franchise. While details on the character were not given, and still remain under wraps, fans have been speculating that Bale could play the villain.
While being interviewed on Entertainment Tonight, Tessa Thompson didn’t reveal too much but shared her excitement for the film and Bale’s involvement:
“We’re gonna have fun. We’re gonna have fun. Taika is writing, directing. Some familair faces, some new people into the mix. Christian Bale’s gonna play our villain, which is gonna be fantastic.”
Directed by Taika Waititi and co-written by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Sweet/Vicious), The film see the return of Chris Hemsworth as the titular character, along with Tessa Thompson as Valkryie, Natalie Portman makes her return as Jane Foster, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con last year that Foster will become the Goddess of Thunder. We will also see Korg (played and voiced by Waititi) and his best friend and roommate Miek. Christian Bale is also in talks for an undisclosed role, but rumors have recently surfaced that the Dark Knight star could possibly be playing a villain. Plot details are being kept under wraps at this time.
Thor: Love and Thunder will begin production this Summer after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in at Fox Studios in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The film will be produced by Kevin Feige and will be released under Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021.
Source: Entertainment Tonight