The production of Thor: Love and Thunder is slowly but surely progressing. In an interview
with Variety, director Taika Waititi spoke now about the upcoming production start.
According to his own statement, the production will start in Australia in the summer of 2020,
and he himself will be in Sydney in April. The only thing that could postpone the start of the
production are the ongoing bush fires in Australia, which are beyond his control anyway.
Furthermore, a rumor about the cast is currently circulating, because besides the top-class
actors like Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson, another world-class
actor could join the cast, namely Christian Bale. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the
Welshman is currently under discussion for a role that is not yet known, but there is no
official confirmation from Marvel or Disney yet.
The net community has been wanting a Beta Ray Bill appearance for some time now, similar
to the comic template. The alien, who at first glance could be considered a villain due to his
frightening appearance, has been playing a role in the Marvel world since the 80s. Similar to
Jane Foster he also seems to be worthy enough to lift Mjölnir, but he has his own powerful
weapon called Stormbreaker, which is surely known to all Thor fans.
However, is this role suitable for Bale? Hard to say, because an actor with Bale's reputation
wouldn't be necessary to impersonate Beta Ray Bill, after all the alien's face will be covered
by a mask or CGI effects.
On the other hand, there are also enough examples in the MCU, which show that many
actors lend their voices to the characters, but aren't visible themselves. The best examples
are Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, who can be heard but not seen with their characters
Groot and Rocket Racoon.
Thor: Love And Thunder will be released in us cinemas on November 5, 2021.