Thor: Love And Thunder is gearing up to be one of Marvel Studios’ biggest movies in the next few years, and we’re now hearing rumours that Christian Bale might be playing Beta Ray Bill in the movie.
Taika Waititi is going to be writing and directing the movie and he’s on a bit of a high after having directed Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit.
We learned last week that Christian Bale might be cast in the movie, but we didn’t know which character he might be playing.
It’s now been revealed by FandomWire that Bale could be playing the Marvel Comics’ character Beta Ray Bill, and I really want this to be the case.
So, who is Beta Ray Bill I hear you ask and why should we be excited to see the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)?
Who is Beta Ray Bill?
Beta Ray Bill is a pretty buff dude who has a horses’ head for a… well… for a head.
He’s from a race of aliens known as the Korbinites and he ended up actually becoming Thor for a while in the comics.
This happened after a clash with Thor himself (also known as Donald Blake), and Bill picked up Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, and he was found to be worthy and received all of Thor’s powers.
Here’s how it all unfolded for Bill in the comics.
Surtur lay siege to his home and his people were forced to flee their home.
Bill was then declared to be the Korbinites’ champion and the Surtur fleet followed his ship, which is called The Skuttlebutt.
When Bill eventually arrived in the Milky Way, S.H.I.E.L.D. asked Thor to investigate Bill’s which then deemed the Nordic God to be a threat.
This was when the Korbinites fought Thor and actually ended up beating him, and Thor was turned into a mortal (again).
Will Thor: Love And Thunder feature three Thors?
As such, the horse-headed warrior fought the powerful Nordic being and beat him back into human form.
Mjolnir was left on the ground, and Bill picked it up, which in turn proved that he was worthy.
Thor’s father, Odin then made Bill and Blake fight to the death in an effort to prove who deserved Mjolnir but Bill refused to kill his opponent.
Bill then return the hammer to Thor and this was when his own weapon, Stormbreaker, was forged.
Now, we’ve already seen Stormbreaker in the MCU movies, so he might end up laying some sort of claim over that should he be in Thor: Love And Thunder.
Could we really end up having a film in which we’ve got three Thors?
We already know that Natalie Portman will be playing a version of Thor in the movie, so should Bale indeed play Beta Ray Bill in the movie, that would mean we could have three Thors.
That’s too many Thors!
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