AceShowbiz - While it was recently reported that Christian Bale is in talks to star in "Thor: Love and Thunder", there's no word on which character that he would be portraying. Now, new tidbits have surfaced, revealing the role that might be offered to the Academy Award-winning actor.
Charles Murphy of Murphy's Multiverse revealed in his recent blog post that the 45-year-old would play a character that requires motion capture technology. A source said "The Dark Knight Rises" star is being considered for two potential roles, Dario Agger and Beta Ray Bill.
While not necessarily responding to the latest news about Bale's potential role, Jason Aaron, one of "Thor" comic writers, appears to support the idea of the British star portraying Dario Agger. "You know who's got my vote. 'Who Is Christian Bale Playing in THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER?' " so he posted on Twitter along with an image of the said villain in the comic book.
Dario Agger was created by Aaron and Esad Ribic in 2014's "Thor: God of Thunder" #19, which sees Jane Foster becoming the first female Thor. Agger prayed to a statue of the Minotaur as a child to achieve revenge against the pirates that murdered his parents, and he was given the ability to transform between his human form and the hulking monster at will.
As for Beta Ray Bill, he was initially depicted as a monster before unexpectedly turns out to be a great hero. He's described as being worthy to wield Thor's hammer, Mjolnir.
Collider was the first to report the news of Bale's possible casting in the movie. Should he seal the deal, he will star opposite Chris Hemsworth, who is reprising his role as the God of Thunder, and Natalie Portman, who is set to reprise her role as Jane Foster, in the upcoming movie.
Tessa Thompson will also reprise her "Thor: Ragnarok" role as Valkyrie, while Taika Waititi, who is set to return to direct the fourth movie, will once again provide the voice of Korg. Both Valkyrie and Korg made appearance in Marvel's big blockbuster 2019's "Avengers: Endgame", along with Thor and other Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
"Thor: Love and Thunder" is slated for a November 5, 2021 release in the United States.