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Christian Bale to play Marvel supervillain in new Thor film

Christian Bale will suit up as villain Gorr the God Butcher in the new Thor movie, Love and Thunder.

The Dark Knight trilogy star has been linked to the Marvel blockbuster for some time, but no one knew exactly what character he would be playing – until now.

The first images of Gorr have now been posted online – and Bale looks terrifying.

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His character is known as the deadliest villain in Marvel mythology, who wields the Necrosword, a weapon that grants the owner superhero powers and enables them to create and command an army of shadow berserkers.

Thor: Love and Thunder, starring Chris Hemsworth, is set for release in May 2022.

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