Christian Bale’s Thor 4 Redemption Arc Will Be Playing an Iconic Multiverse Villain in Spider-Man 4

Christian Bale should play a major antagonist in the upcoming Spider-Man 4.

Christian Bale’s Thor 4 Redemption Arc Will Be Playing an Iconic Multiverse Villain in Spider-Man 4


  • Christian Bale's portrayal of Gorr the God Butcher was praised by fans despite movie receiving a lot of backlash.
  • The actor can now redeem himself as a great villain by starring as Morlun in Spider-Man 4.
  • Bale had earlier admitted that he loves playing the antagonists much more than taking up the role of a Superhero.
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Marvel fans know how Christian Bale stole the spotlight in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. The ill-fated installment received a lot of criticism from fans, though the villain’s performance was highly commended.

Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher
Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher

Bale portrayed Gorr the God Butcher in Thor 4, marking his debut in the MCU. Though not a stranger to comic book movies, as he notably played Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, the actor’s potential as a tremendous villain was wasted.

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Christian Bale Should Join Spider-Man 4 As Morlun

It’s not a secret that Christian Bale loves playing the villain more than the hero, and while he admitted filming for Thor: Love and Thunder was “monotonous,” he clearly enjoyed embodying Gorr the God Butcher.

Because it seemed like he needed a redemption arc to show his full potential as a Marvel villain, fans have suggested Bale should play a Spider-Man antagonist. Morlun, an Inheritor, is the central enemy of all the themed versions of Spider-Man. He is a vampiric being who feeds the totems – the core power sources of the universe.


Morlun is considered a Thanos-level threat inside the world of Spider-Man. Interestingly, his strength is also comparable to Hulk, although it varies according to how recently he has nourished himself and on what kind of source.


Bale playing this villainous character in the upcoming Spider-Man 4 would definitely drive fans wild, and at the same time, prove that he is the most fearsome adversary in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Christian Bale Loves Being The Movie’s Villain

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Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher

If Marvel Studios offered this role to Christian Bale, there is no reason for him to decline it. He loves wearing the villain sleeves in movies, and for a spine-chilling character like Morlun, he would definitely get all the attention. He shared via Screen Rant:


They not only have more fun, but they’re easier to play. Because everybody is fascinated with bad guys, right? The minute the bad guy walks on the screen, no one’s looking at the good guy anymore. All eyes go to the bad guy, so it’s a much easier acting gig.”

He echoed the same sentiment in his interview with The Washington Post after he played Gorr the God Butcher.

I consider that I had the far easier job in this film playing the villain than Chris [Hemsworth] had playing the hero. Villains already have everybody’s attention from the get-go. Heroes, you’ve really got to earn it.”

Hopefully, Marvel Studios would consider putting Morlun in the spotlight because the character’s background is very interesting to tell. With Bale being a popular fan cast for the role, it’s now easy to give the Oscar-winning actor his much-deserved villain story.

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about the latest movies and series. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.