Russell Crowe joins the MCU as Zeus in Thor Love and Thunder.The upcoming Marvel sequel Thor Love and Thunder will add some incredibly famous faces to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Oscar winner and Gladiator star Russell Crowe chief among them. The Academy Award winner who will be joined in the comic book movie outing by fellow Oscar winner Christian Bale will join the MCU as Zeus. And Thor actor Chris Hemsworth had nothing but praise for the actor and his divine debut.
Speaking with The Direct Hemsworth revealed that Crowes take on Zeus who is of course the king of the Olympians and is based on the Greek mythological deity of the same name will include winks and hints referring to the actors previous dalliance with the world of ancient Greece. That of Gladiators stoic hero Maximus Decimus Meridius. Something which should provide a few moments of self referential humor and amusing Easter eggs for cinephiles.While fans will no doubt delight in the sight of Russell Crowe as Marvels Zeus we should not get too attached. Despite the role being played by a Hollywood powerhouse of Crowes stature Thor Love and Thunder will also introduce Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher who as his name suggests just loves to kill gods. Which could be very bad news for Crowes deity.
Gorrs villainy will not be as straightforward as it seems however with Chris Hemsworth recently revealing some insight into the character and how his journey informs the themes of the Marvel sequel. Gorrs backstory involves being wronged by the gods Hemsworth began. And a lot of his motivation is getting revenge for these wrongdoings we really wanted to explore this idea of religion belief and what it means to put your faith in a higher power. And because Thor is essentially a god what does it mean for him to represent these gods?