1:46 pm EST, January 7, 2020

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ looking to add Christian Bale to the cast

Thor: Love and Thunder might include the former Dark Knight himself, Christian Bale, standing alongside Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder.

Christian Bale left his mark on the comic book movie genre by starring in one of the most well-received and iconic comic book movie trilogies of all time — Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

Now it looks like the seasoned actor may be heading back to the world of comic book movies, only this time with the world of Marvel studios.

Collider broke the news yesterday that the Dark Knight actor is in talks with Marvel Studios to join the upcoming fourth Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder.

Marvel hasn’t made any official announcements yet, so we don’t know anything about what his potential role might be. If he does end up joining Thor: Love and Thunder, it will be his first time in a comic book role since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Thor: Love and Thunder will be the fourth movie in the Thor series of films, and will bring back Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to helm.

Chris Hemsworth will be reprising his role as the titular God of Thunder, along with Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and director Taika Waititi once again voicing fan-favorite Korg.

In addition to the returning faces from Thor: Ragnarok, Natalie Portman will likewise be returning to the fold after a one-movie absence as Jane Foster.

Director Taika Waititi revealed earlier this year that Portman’s Jane Foster will be taking on the mantle of Thor for this installment. As reported in October 2019, Love and Thunder will take some of its story beats from Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor, which means there’s a chance we will see Jane Foster’s cancer arc play out in the upcoming installment.

Thor: Love and Thunder is set to open Nov. 5, 2021.

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