Once again Marvel Studios has allowed the first good look of a character from an upcoming project to leak through collectibles. This time, fans get their first look at Gorr the God Butcher, who will be played by Christian Bale in this Summer’s Thor: Love and Thunder.
The wave, which features 7 MCU-based characters and a Korg build-a-figure, gives fans their first detailed look at the villain as well as noting that Thor’s “Thunderstrike” costume will be referred to as “Ravager Thor.” It also features “King Valkyrie”, Star-Lord, Groot, Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor and the new Thor armor that has been present in much of the marketing for the film to date.
From the wave, it seems that Bale’s Gorr will not be an exact adaptation of the character from the comics; in fact, the character seems to resemble the humanoid aliens from 2012′ Prometheus more so than his comic counterpart. Of course, it’s reasonable to assume that Gorr, like many MCU characters, could take on many forms over the course of the film, so this may not be his final look.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to strike theaters on July 8, 2022.