Thor: Love and Thunder was released worldwide on 6 July 2022. Even though the movie was not very well-received by the fans and critics alike, it was still a box office success, owing to the expectations set by Thor: Ragnarok.
Actor Christian Bale, who is widely known for his role in the Batman trilogy, joined the star cast for Thor: Love and Thunder as villain Gorr the God Butcher opposite Chris Hemsworth. Christian Bale decided to join the movie as he was impressed by Thor: Ragnarok and found Gorr’s character to be quite “intriguing.”
Christian Bale Talks About Working on Sets of Thor: Love and Thunder
Christian Bale described acting on the sets of the movie as “monotony” as he was unable to “differentiate one day from the next.” He spoke about the confusion he had while working on excessive green screen sets since it was his first time doing most of a movie in front of a green screen.
“That’s the first time I’ve done that. I mean, the definition of it is monotony. You’ve got good people. You’ve got other actors who are far more experienced at it than me. Can you differentiate one day from the next? No. Absolutely not. You have no idea what to do. I couldn’t even differentiate one stage from the next. They kept saying, ‘You’re on Stage Three.’ Well, it’s like, ‘Which one is that?’ ‘The blue one.’ They’re like, ‘Yeah. But you’re on Stage Seven.’ ‘Which one is that?’ ‘The blue one.’ I was like, ‘Uh, where?’”
There are quite a few Marvel viewers who might agree with Christian Bale’s thoughts as Marvel seems to be overusing CGI, even when unnecessary.
Christian Bale on Playing Gorr The God Butcher
Christian Bale is known for his method acting skills. He has often transformed himself completely by excessively gaining or losing weight for his roles and even getting into the character’s mind. However, he stated that no actual attempt was made by him to stay in the character of Gorr in between takes as he is too busy dealing with the distractions on set.
“That would’ve been a pitiful attempt to do that, as I’m trying to get help getting the fangs in and out and explaining I’ve broken a nail, or I’m tripping over the tunic.”
For an actor who goes to lengths for the character he is playing, acting in a monotonous environment must have been underwhelming, to say the least. Especially since Marvel movies have built a certain reputation. It seems like Christian Bale did not enjoy his time on the Marvel sets.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now streaming on Disney+