Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale plays the main villain in Thor: Love and Thunder, which hits theaters today, and now Bale has revealed it was his children who convinced him to sign on.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar winner said Thor: Love and Thunder was the first project his children were excited about.
“My children have never shown an interest in anything I’ve done,” Bale said. “And this was the first movie ever. I wasn’t sure I could do it, and they came to me [and said], ‘No, you’re making this movie.’ They absolutely insisted on it. So I took his marching orders and said yes, definitely.”
Bale is no stranger to comic book movies, of course, having starred in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. He makes his MCU debut with Love and Thunder, and said in another interview that he’s open to returning for another comic book movie if he gets the story and director right. He also said that he could play Batman again if Nolan returns as director.
Also in the EW interview, Jane Foster actress Natalie Portman said that one of the “most visually beautiful scenes” from Love and Thunder that she’s ever seen on film was shot in a Best Buy parking lot.
“It’s so wild to be in a movie this size, and we were literally in a parking lot with a blue screen, doing something really dramatic. It looks so impressive on film, but every time I see it, I’m like, ‘That’s a parking lot. from Best Buy'”.
Thor: Love and Thunder picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, with Thor having an existential crisis and searching for inner peace before returning to the fight against Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher. Bale revealed in an interview that a scene involving his character and self-mutilation was deemed “too extreme” for a family film, so it was cut.
For more information, check out GameSpot’s review of Thor: Love and Thunder. The film is expected to be a box office success, with projections that it could earn up to $300 million worldwide this weekend.
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