This is a pretty exciting announcement. According to Jeff Sneider of Collider, Academy Award winner, Christian Bale is currently in talks to join the fourth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor, THOR LOVE AND THUNDER directed by Taika Waititi.
Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, Tessa Thompson is reprising her role as Valkarie, where after the events of AVENGERS:ENDGAME, is now the King of New Asgard and looking for her queen. Natalie Portman is expected to reprise her role as Jane Foster and potentially will take up the mantle of Thor as it has happened in the comics.
Marvel Studios nor Christian Bale’s representatives have currently spoken on the latest buzz to swirl the rumor mill.
Bale is currently starring in 20th Century Fox’s FORD VS FERRARI alongside Matt Damon.
Bale is no stranger to the superhero dranchise as he once donned the cape and cowl as Batman in the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy. (BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES).
We already knew that Phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was locked and loaded. Movies such as BLACK WIDOW, DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS and THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER are already scheduled with release dates.
Today, Marvel Studios parent company, Disney set and announced release dates for five as of yet untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies. The films will be released on Oct. 7, 2022, Feb. 17, 2023, May 5, 2023, July 28, 2023, and Nov. 3, 2023. It can be safely assumed that one of those dates will belong to BLADE starring Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali.
What do you think may be the projects to fall in these slots?
The man who re-invigorated the THOR film series thanks to THOR RAGNAROK and is getting ready to jump back into it with THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER ,and already has a jam packed Fall lined up is potentially making his way onto the superhero franchise aisle. DEADLINE is reporting that actor, director and writer, Taika Waitii is currently in talks to join James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD for Warner Bros and DC.
Waititi is currently promoting his Fox Searchlight comedy JOJO RABBIT (opening Oct. 18) and beginning work on NEXT GOAL WINS, his next directorial for the studio classic label. There are no reports on what his role will be or even how big it will be.
Waititi would join a growing cast that includes Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) as well as new castmembers Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), John Cena (Peacemaker) Flula Borg, Steve Agee (King Shark) and Nathan Fillion.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters August 6, 2021.
One of the major things that Marvel Studios and president Kevin Feige has been focused on is more diversity and inclusions within their projects. From in front of to behind the camera Marvel is opening up the doors to so many worthy candidates and this news is no difference.
Marvel Studios is said to be searching for a transgender actress to play an unnamed character in Phase 4. Its not known if it will be for a movie or one of the Disney+ showsbut according to Geeks Worldwide filming is scheduled for 2020, so that doesn’t narrow it down at all.
The character is code-named “Jessica,” and Marvel is reportedly looking for “a transwoman actress of any ethnicity in her 20s to 30s” to play her. Now Geeks Worldwide reckons it could be Sera (the Anchorite that hooks up with Angela in the comics), which would make the most sense as she’s currently the only major established transwoman Marvel Comics character.
Or she could be the queen Valkyrie will be searching for in THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER? This could be just as interesting but nonetheless it will be nice to see what happens.
At the Marvel Studios Comic Con Hall H panel it was revealed that the next Thor film directed by Taika Waititi will be THOR LOVE AND THUNDER. The director appeared on stage with stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.
Valkayre as king of Asgard needs to find a queen. Hemsworth says we see Thor at 7-11, watching Netflix, and maybe on a couch. But Taika has something, cause no ones read the script.
Taika is pulling from the MIGHTY Thor, full of love and thunder, and introduces female Thor and NATALIE PORTMAN is BACK