Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Harry Potter have drawn comparisons between the new villain Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder and Harry Potter’s legendary Lord Voldemort. The first glimpse of Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher in the MCU didn’t take long for fans to connect him to Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series. There’s a new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer out there.
Both roles are played by well-known British actors, Bale and Ralph Fiennes, and have also been recognized as a parallel between them. Some Twitter users agreed that Gorr is “hotter” than Voldemort. Many pointed out that Voldemort and Gorr both have pale skin and bald heads, which sparked the similarities. In contrast, others noted that the live-action version of the classic Thor villain managed to grow a nose, unlike harry potter’s Voldemort, which was a popular joke on the social media site.
In 2012, Gorr appeared for the first time in Thor: God of Thunder #2. Gorr had a difficult upbringing in the comics, leaving him on the verge of famine and death. Even as an adult, Gorr had lost his wife and children, leaving him feeling hopeless and resentful of the cosmos.
After his faith was questioned, he was exiled from his people and forced to live in the desert. During his wanderings, the villain came across a duel between two gods, and one of them requested his assistance. All-Black the Necrosword, Gorr’s weapon of vengeance against Gods who he felt had abandoned him, was used to kill him instead of offering help.
All-Black the Necrosword, Gorr’s weapon of vengeance against Gods. His debut appearance was in Thor: God of Thunder #2, published in 2012. Gorr had a difficult upbringing in the comics, leaving him on the verge of famine and death.
After losing his wife and children as an adult, Gorr was left feeling sad and angry at the unfairness of life. He feels he is abandoned and is used to killing him instead of offering help. After his faith was questioned, he had exiled from his people and forced to live in the desert. During his wanderings, the villain came across a duel between two gods, and one of them requested his assistance.
The Thor has confirmed: Love and Thunder teaser that Gorr will be attempting to murder gods in the live-action version of his comic book origin. But whether the rest of his comic backstory had to be included remains. Fans should expect a “quite formidable” performance from Bale as Gorr, according to director Taika Waititi. Waititi described the villain as “extremely layered” and complimented him as one of the best villains in the MCU. For Waititi, he’s “arguably one of the best villains” Marvel has had in their movies.
Russell Crowe debuted as Zeus in an amusing sequence with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. And gave fans their first look at Gorr. New Love and Thunder posters also portrayed Thor and Jane Foster in front of a looming Gorr in the backdrop for Odinson’s fans.
On July 9, Thor: Love and Thunder will premiere in theatres, starring Christian Bale as Gorr.