Christian Bale is all set to make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), playing Gorr the God Butcher in the upcoming ‘Thor’ movie by Taika Waititi, titled ‘Love and Thunder‘. 

However, the actor who played Batman in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) explained how he kept himself in the dark from one of the most expansive cultural juggernauts. In the latest issue of Total Film, the 48-year-old dismissed any second thoughts he might have, playing characters in rival franchises. 

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“Absolutely not, no. That didn’t even enter into my head at all”, Bale said, adding, “I’d read that, and people would go, ‘Oh, look at this! He’s entered the MCU!’ And I’d go, ‘I’ve done what? I haven’t entered sh*t, thank you very much.’ I’m like, ‘The MCU?’ I had to ask what that was.” 

Bale didn’t clarify whether he didn’t know the full form of the acronym or any of Disney’s Marvel content. 

The actor, who’s known for his dedication to each role, explained what his inspiration was, for playing Gorr. Bale also clarified that Waititi, who helmed ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ as well, put his mind to ease when he said Gorr wouldn’t run around “in a G-string all the time”, which Bale had assumed from Googling the character’s appearance. 

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Bale further spoke about Waititi’s work in post-production, which becomes vital for movies like ‘Thor’ which relies a lot on VFX. “I always did think what he could do with this in front of a bluescreen – he could chuck on whatever he wants later on”, the actor said. 

The upcoming film shows Thor getting back in shape and deciding what to do with his life, after having beaten Thanos along with the Avengers. Gorr the God Butcher, meanwhile, wants to kill all gods because he believes they are selfish. The Phase IV MCU film is slated to release on July 8 in the US, and a day earlier in India.