Thor Love and Thunders Taika Waititi has revealed that Christian Bales Gorr has tested higher among test audiences than any previous MCU villain.Gorr the God Butcher who will be played by Christian Bale in Thor Love and Thunder has become Marvels highest rated villain among test audiences according to director Taika Waititi.
In an interview with Fandango Waititi hyped up the villain of the upcoming Thor sequel as well as Bales performance as Gorr. I would say Gorrs the most sympathetic villain Marvel has had Waititi said He has also tested the highest out of any villain that Marvels had. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has received criticism from some fans in the past for the way its handled some of its villains recent examples like Thanos and Killmonger have been highly praised by fans due to their complexity and nuanced motivations. Following the release of Love and Thunders trailer some fans already feel that the God Butcher could be Thors best villain yet. Bale brings exactly what you would want hope and except Thor star Chris Hemsworth said. Nuance complexity depth. A sorta quirkiness to it which I did not really see on the page. And with any sort of classic villain the fact that you find yourself empathizing or asking questions that they are asking or the ideas that they are posing. Its not just stock standard sort of even evil villain.
Tessa Thompson who will be reprising her role as Valkyrie in the upcoming film elaborated further on what it is that she thinks makes Bales Gorr such a great villain. Its also this thing that Stan Lee talked about right? Which is that your trauma is the thing both that makes you a superhero and a villain Thompson explained. Its just in the case of a villain its unchecked that the source of your pain is what manifests into your villainry. And I think that Bale captures that so well. And he just also was so surprising you know? It just was so much fun to watch and such dexterity and also what he did with his body in the way that you would assume Christian is. But he also has a sense of humor about it.