Christian Bale has decided to set aside his Batman cape and join Marvel in the upcoming Thor movie.
According to Collider, Marvel has not commented on the news yet. Furthermore, Bale’s role in Thor 4 has also not been confirmed.
Four-time Oscar nominee Christian Bale played the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the Dark Knight Trilogy by Christopher Nolan. However, the role of Batman has now been taken over by Twilight star Robert Pattinson.
He was nominated for Academy awards for his role in the films The Fighter, American Hustle, The Big Short, and Vice. Bale also recently starred in the hit movie Ford vs. Ferrari alongside Matt Damon.
Taika Waititi will direct the film Thor: Love and Thunder. Chris Hemsworth will reprise his role as Thor, the God of thunder, along with Tessa Thompson who will play Valkyrie.
Furthermore, 38-year-old actress Natalie Portman who plays Jane Foster in the films will also appear in the movie. Waititi announced at San-Diego comic-con that Portman will play female Thor in the upcoming movie.
Portman shared the exciting news with her fans on Instagram as well. Posting a photo with Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer, she wrote: “So thrilled to share the news with you today at #sdcc2019 that I’ll be returning to the @marvel#mcu as female Thor with legends @taikawaititi @tessamaethompson and @chrishemsworth. ( (Remember this as the before picture for when I get jacked).”
Also, she explained how she felt about playing a superhero instead of a mundane human. Saying, “They came to me. Obviously I wasn’t written into the third Thor because of where it took place. It wasn’t really on Earth and my character was on Earth.”
Further adding, “And then they came to me with the fourth idea and said, you know, ‘We have this idea, that was a storyline in some of the comics, where Jane becomes Lady Thor.’ And I was like, this is very exciting. And also of course with Taika, and I love Tessa [Thompson] and Chris [Hemsworth] so much. So it’s exciting to get to work with them again. And yeah, I’m very excited to wield the hammer.”
Thor: Love and Thunder will release in 2021.
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