Of all the actors in the world that would have joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, perhaps a certain Dark Knight would be one of the last people on your mind in doing so.
If Bale were to actually be cast, this would be his first superhero film since 2012, when he last donned the cape and cowl of Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
While we’re still pretty much in the dark about Bale’s role the Taika Waititi-led sequel to Thor: Ragnarok, the Oscar winner’s potential inclusion into the fold will no doubt spark some divided opinions among the fanbase as to his superhero switcheroo.
Of course, this won’t be the first time we’ve seen an actor make a switch between Marvel and DC comic book movies. Ben Affleck famously ditched his Daredevil persona as he took on the role of Batman in Batman v Superman and Justice League. Bale’s swap, in this case, shouldn’t come as a surprise as such (though he also recently handed over the cape and cowl to Rob Pattinson, but we digress).
Bale is the first potential newcomer to the MCU in Thor: Love and Thunder, joining the returning main cast of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Female Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Taika Waititi as Korg.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to release in theatres across the globe on November 5, 2021.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.