Christian Bale in Thor 4
Christian Bale in Thor 4

Christian Bale is in talks to join the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder.

According to Collider, Thor: Love and Thunder Bale is in talks to play an undisclosed role in the film. Marvel and a representative for Bale did not comment on the story, meaning Bale’s involvement is not officially confirmed at this time.

The Oscar-winning actor is no stranger to comic book adaptations, portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy between 2005-2012. While Bale’s appeared in a couple other genre pictures outside of Batman (most notably Terminator Salvation), he’s largely stayed away from big-budget tentpole fare throughout his career, opting instead to star in director-driven projects such as American Hustle, The Big Short, and Vice. That’s worked out quite well for Bale, seeing he earned Academy Award nominations for all three of those films.

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Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth installment in the title God of Thunder’s solo franchise and the first since Avengers: Endgame. At this time, little is known about the movie’s plot. However, Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster. This time, though, she’ll be taking a page from her comic book counterpart and become the “Mighty Thor.”

Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. The film arrives in theaters Nov. 5, 2021.

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