It has been over two months since principal photography on Thor: Love and Thunder had officially wrapped in Australia, and now it seems like Marvel Studios has already started the standard additional photography or reshoots on the highly-anticipated MCU movie in Malibu. Because of this, new behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Taika Waititi’s fourth Thor installment have surfaced online (via Daily Mail), providing us our first look at Christian Bale in his Gorr the God Butcher makeup and costume. The Oscar-winning actor is seen with full gray body prosthetics and a gray cloak.
Thor: Love and Thunder will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman, whose Jane Foster is now expected to take on the mantle of the Mighty Thor and will be wielding the iconic Mjolnir. Oscar-winner Christian Bale will also be making his return to the superhero genre as he signs on for the villainous role of Gorr the God Butcher.
The film will also feature a number of MCU alums such as Jaime Alexander as Sif, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Waititi as Korg, and Guardians of the Galaxy stars including Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, Sean Gunn’s Kraglin, and Vin Diesel’s Groot. Thanks to previous set photos, it has also been revealed that Matt Damon, Sam Neill, and Luke Hemsworth will once again return for cameo roles along with Melissa McCarthy and Russell Crowe.
Thor: Love and Thunder is once again being directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which will be the follow-up to Waititi’s wildly successful 2017 sequel Thor: Ragnarok.
The film is currently slated for a May 6, 2022 release.