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    Christian Bale Shocks Fans As Gorr The God Butcher In "Thor: Love And Thunder"

    It's Thor vs. Gorr — place your bets.

    Marvel Studios has dropped another trailer for director Taika Watiti's upcoming blockbuster, Thor: Love and Thunder, which will premiere on July 8, 2022.

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    This new trailer finally revealed Christian Bale as the film's antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher, and he looks straight-up terrifying!!! Bale has been known to physically transform himself for his roles, but we've never seen him quite like this.

    Gorr taking off his hood in "Thor: Love and Thunder"

    Gorr is seen in the trailer taking up a mysterious sword in his quest to eradicate all divinity in the universe, causing him to encounter Thor in a clash for the cosmos. In the comics, this weapon is called "All-Black the Necrosword," which was forged by the symbiote god, Knull, to wipe out the Celestials. It even sliced off the head of a Celestial that would end up becoming "Knowhere."

    Gorr reaching for a sword in front of the sun in "Thor: Love and Thunder"

    After a decade of waiting, Bale returns to the superhero genre after his run as Batman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. But this is the first time anyone has seen him with any actual superpowers.

    Gorr in a lush forest in "Thor: Love and Thunder"

    Gorr was first introduced in Jason Aaron's run of comics, Thor: God of Thunder. Aaron also introduced Jane Foster as "Mighty Thor" in Thor Vol. 4, with both storylines serving as inspirations for Waititi's latest film. The film even took this shot of one of Gorr's divine victims straight from Aaron's comic!

    Thor and Korg looking out at the dead body of Falligar the Behemoth in "Thor: Love and Thunder"

    When speaking to Associated Press, Waititi said, "In my humble opinion, we have probably the best villain that Marvel's ever had in Christian Bale." That's high praise.

    Gorr in "Thor: Love and Thunder"

    Though there were initial doubts about the film's depiction of Gorr when the character's action figure was leaked to the public, fans have taken to social media to share their shock and awe at Bale as the God Butcher.

    My take from #ThorLoveAndThunder trailer, "Gorr's power makes the whole environment Black and White with his presence." #Gorr

    Marvel Studios / Via Twitter: @prabhu_dot

    Bale's Gorr is going to be better than Thanos - mark my words.

    Marvel Studios / Via Twitter: @cheezyvIRL

    Gorr looks like he’s about to drop the hardest album of the decade

    Marvel Studios / Via Twitter: @LordScramble6

    I take it all back. Christian Bale's Gorr the God Butcher really is a terrifying villain. #ThorLoveAndThunder #gorrthegodbutcher

    Marvel Studios / Via Twitter: @ManofTomorrow22

    Christian Bale on his way to make Gorr the God Butcher one of THE most iconic MCU villains of all times #ThorLoveAndThunder

    Marvel Studios / Via Twitter: @Filmology_24x7

    What do you think of Gorr? Are you excited to see him face off against Thor and his friends in Love and Thunder? Please let me know in the comments section below.