Thor: Love and Thunder fan art imagines what Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher would look like if his design was more comic-accurate.
A Marvel fan has shared edited images of Christian Bale’s Gorr from Thor: Love and Thunder that imagine the villain with his comic-accurate head tails. Bale plays the God-slaying alien warrior in Taika Waitit’s sequel to Thor: Ragnarok. The actor stars alongside Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe, and Waititi himself.
Created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic, Gorr debuted in 2013’s Thor: God of Thunder #1 as a member of an unspecified alien race that was deeply devoted to their gods. But due to personal tragedies like the loss of his loved ones, Gorr’s faith is shattered to the point that he vowed to kill all gods for their lack of assistance to those who worshiped them. Taking Knull, God of the Symbiote’s, All-Black Necrosword, Gorr became known as Gorr the God Butcher. After numerous merchandise reveals, Gorr finally made his live-action debut in a recently released trailer for the upcoming Thor sequel, though some viewers took issue with certain changes from his comic-book look. Now, however, one fan has imagined how Bale would look if his design were more faithful to the comics.
Twitter account AnotherMarvelGuy shared a number of edited shots from a fan artist that imagined how Gorr would look if his MCU appearance closely matched his original design. Taking various individual shots from the recently released trailer, the original artist removed the prominent nose from Bale’s Gorr and added the comic book tails at the back of his head in shots where they would be visible. Alongside the original post and artwork, AnotherMarvelGuy also shared a poll in the replies, asking other fans which design they felt suited Bale’s Gorr best. Check out the post below.
Waititi has already praised Bale’s Gorr as a standout among the MCU’s current pantheon of villainy. When previewing the upcoming film ahead of the film’s release, the director described the group of Thor (Hemsworth), Jane as the Mighty Thor (Portman), Valkyrie (Thompson), and Korg (Waititi) as a fun but weird group of heroes, before stating that he feels Bale’s performance as Gorr sets him up as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s best villains. Merchandise of Jane’s helmet from Eaglemoss has also suggested that Gorr may have some of the MCU’s most impressive powers, as one of the items describes Gorr’s abilities as “divine”.
Though he is a more recent foe in the God of Thunder’s lore, Gorr has quickly made a name for himself as one of the hero’s deadliest enemies. As such, there were high expectations surrounding his live-action debut, with debate quickly swirling surrounding his more humanoid appearance. Despite that, Aaron himself has faith in Bale’s cartoonal, stating that the most important thing to him is that Bale’s Gorr is able to effectively translate his comic counterpart’s tragic story. While his appearance may differ, Thor: Love and Thunder‘s Gorr is already providing to be a terrifying foe for the Asgardian Avenger to face off against.
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