More early concept art of Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher has made its way online, showcasing a much different, warrior-esque version of the character from Thor: Love and Thunder.
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In a recent post to Instagram, artist Aleski Briclot shared an early look at the character. According to Briclot, the art was made shortly after Bale was cast in the role, and was meant to showcase a blend of the comic book version of Gorr with Bale’s likeness remaining intact in the face. The result is a Gorr that looks a bit more menacing than he does in the film, complete with warrior armor, large veins along his arm, and big tendrils that flow behind his head.
Check out the concept art below:
Of course, the final result ended up looking much different, with director Taika Waititi opting to go for no prosthetic makeup or different looks for actor Christian Bale.
Thor: Love and Thunder features MCU alums Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who is now taking on the mantle of the Mighty Thor and will be wielding the iconic Mjolnir. Oscar winner Christian Bale will also be making his return to the superhero genre, as he signs on for the villainous role of Gorr the God Butcher.
Additional cast includes franchise alums such as Jaime Alexander as Sif, Taika Waititi as Korg, and Guardians of the Galaxy stars like Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, Sean Gunn’s Kraglin, and Vin Diesel’s Groot.
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Thor: Love and Thunder is once again being directed by Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which will be the follow-up to Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.