British actor Christian Bale Image Credit: AFP

English actor Christian Bale, former star of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman’ trilogy has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) upcoming film, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’.

But don’t expect Bale to play one of MCU’s legendary good guys. He will be playing the flick’s villain, Gorr the Butcher.

As per Collider, Gorr had a tough life and lost his pregnant wife to an earthquake and the rest of his children to the difficult conditions of his nameless home-world.

After the tragedies, Gorr sets out to kill dieties of all sorts, including Thor.

Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor' Image Credit: AP

As reported by Fox News, while well known for his dual roles of Batman and Bruce Wayne, Bale has been nominated for four Academy Awards and won an Oscar in 2011 for his work in ‘The Fighter.’

Bale will join franchise star Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman in the film.

Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster, but will also take up the mantle of Thor at some point in the film,.

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Natalie Portman at the Marvel Studios Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Image Credit: AFP

It was also announced that Chris Pratt will reprise his role as Peter Quill from the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise for the film — seemingly fitting as Quill jetted off with Thor in tow at the conclusion of ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

The big-budget film will be directed and co-written by Taika Waititi, who will also have a role in the movie. Jennifer Kaitlyn Robinson will assist with writing.

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ will hit theatres on May 6, 2022.