Sources close to FandomWire have revealed that Beta Ray Bill will be making his debut in the MCU with Thor: Love & Thunder.
There are rumors and speculation that Christian Bale, who is in talks to join the fourth Thor film, will be playing Beta Ray Bill, but nothing is confirmed as of yet.
Fans have eagerly awaited the horse-headed wielder of Stormbreaker ever since he was teased in Thor: Ragnarok. The character had a statue at the arena on Sakaar alongside Hulk and some others.
Who is Beta Ray Bill?
Bill is a muscular man who has a horse-like head but his species is actually known as the Korbinites.
He became ‘Thor’ following a clash with Donald Blake; for context, in the comics, wielding Thor’s hammer transforms you into the god himself and so this everyday man was under the guise of the Nordic deity.
Bill’s story began when Surtur lay siege to his home which led the remnants of his people to flee. He was declared to be their champion and the fleet followed his ship, The Skuttlebutt.
When he arrived in the Milky Way, S.H.I.E.L.D. sent Thor to investigate and he was deemed a threat by Bill’s ship. As such, the horse-headed warrior fought the powerful Nordic being and beat him back into human form.
Seeing Mjolnir on the ground, he picked it up, proving that he was worthy. Odin made the two fight to the death to prove who deserved the hammer but Bill, who was winning, refused to kill Blake.
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As such, he returned the hammer to Blake and a new one was forged for Bill – Stormbreaker.
In the MCU, Thor forged Stormbreaker in Avengers: Endgame and Mjolnir was destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok and so it will be interesting to see how Bill gains his iconic weapon.
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