New “Thor: Love and Thunder” Trailer Introduces Christian Bale’s Villain Gorr

Christian Bale in
Christian Bale in "Thor: Love and Thunder"

Thor: Love and Thunder is one of the most anticipated movies coming our way this summer and Marvel just gave us another taste of things to come. The new trailer for this movie is here and it did a great job introducing us to the film’s main villain—Gorr the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale.

The new trailer opens with Taika Waititi’s Korg retelling the story of Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth), the space Viking, to a group of kids before the scene shifts to Thor’s reunion with his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who takes on the role of the Mighty Thor.

Thor and Jane are shown uniting to defeat the film’s main villain—Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher, who set out on a mission to eliminate all gods. Director Taika Waititi described him as one of Marvel’s best villains yet and said he’s very layered and formidable.  

The trailer also features a hilarious cameo of Russell Crowe as the god Zeus and marks the return of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie. The rest of the cast will include the Guardians of the Galaxy ensemble, including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan, in addition to Jaimie Alexander and Jeff Goldblum.

Thor: Love and Thunder will premiere on July 8, as a part of Marvel’s Phase Four.