Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder.
Actor Christian Bale did an excellent job at portraying Thor: Love and Thunder‘s villain: Gorr the God Butcher. Phase four of Marvel introduces fans to new villains who, in some cases, were able to overshadow the heroes. Wenwu stole the show in Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, the villains in Spider-Man: No Way Home especially, Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin were just as powerful as the Spiders-Men in the movie. The new era of villains might solve the “villain problem” that fans have complained about over the years.
Gorr the God Butcher might solve Marvel’s “villain problem”
Marvel’s “villain problem” is that MCU lacks memorable villains. While the creators work very hard and take their time creating their superheroes, they completely neglect the villains making them easily forgettable. This problem was not entirely solved in this movie as Gorr the God Butcher was killed off adding him to the list of “one and done” villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who were just one-movie threats. Marvel has tried its best to fix the problem in recent years, especially with Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.
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Christian Bale’s performance as Gorr the God Butcher was remarkable
A lot was going on in Thor: Love and Thunder but it gets better when Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher comes into play. Gorr’s story changed the tone of the movie. Thor: Love and Thunder presented Gorr’s origin, which is somewhat similar to his beginnings in the comics. There’s one major difference: instead of a son, he has a daughter.
Marvel tries its best to make a villain likable
Marvel fans are also known for their nitpicking. The villain problem only occurred in the first phase and Marvel has ever since tried its best to make its villains more memorable. Only a handful of villains in the new era of Marvel were easily disposed of. A lot of villains like the Winter Soldier, The Vulture, and even Loki defied their “villain problem”. The future of villains in the MCU looks good as it’s already off to a great start.
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